Two 18-wheelers run off I-12 in Denham Springs
POSTED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:04am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 2:53am
DENHAM SPRINGS, La (NBC33) Two crashes in less than three hours at the same spot on I-12 near the Amite River Bridge.
Authorities say the first truck, a fuel tanker, hit the railing and ran off the road. It was carrying thousands of gallons of gas.
Haz-mat crews cleared the scene and the rail was repaired just in time for another 18-wheeler to come barreling through.
The second big rig was also carrying some hazardous paint and gases when it ran off I-12 and crashed into a ditch.
The Denham Springs Police Department and State Police Hazmat crews were back on scene again to deal with the mess.
DOTD had to close the right line of I-12 eastbound to repair the guard rail again.
Authorities tell us this is the seventh overturned truck in this area in just six weeks.