Several 18-wheelers involved in crash, one driver dead

Several 18-wheelers involved in crash, one driver dead

POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 3:34pm

The driver of an 18-wheeler is dead after an accident this morning in Caddo Parish.

Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office report that the accident happened on Hwy. 79 near the Relay Station in the morning on Tuesday, June 19. We’re told several 18-wheelers belonging to Frac Tech were travelling in a convoy northbound on Hwy. 79.

The crash happened when one of the drivers was following too closely to another and hit the other from behind. That knocked the 18-wheeler into the southbound lane, where it was hit by another 18-wheeler driving in the southbound lane.

The vehicle driving southbound was unloaded at the time. The driver of that truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both drivers in the northbound lane were taken to a local hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.

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