POSTED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:24pm
HOUMA, LA (NBC33) — A road in Houma is closed because a cement truck lost control and crashed into bayou Terrebonne.
The Houma Police Department reports that the crash happened shortly after11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. We’re told the driver of the cement truck, Deree D. Kendrick, 25, was driving at a high rate of speed near the intersection of Main and New Orleans Blvd. Officials tell us he attempted to make a left turn but lost control and crossed the bridge fence.
The cement truck contained 9 yards of concrete, which makes the estimated weight of the truck and its contents 70,000 lbs.
Kendrick was wearing a seat belt and did not sustain any injuries. However, the road is still closed at this time because a crane is being brought in to remove the truck from the waterway.