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18-wheeler submerged along I-55

8 months 5 days 23 hours ago October 21, 2016 Oct 21, 2016 Friday, October 21 2016 October 21, 2016 4:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

RUDDOCK – An 18-wheeler is submerged after a crash on I-55 north near the Ruddock exit.

Witnesses told WWL, WBRZ's sister station, that good Samaritans pulled a woman and child from the submerged 18-wheeler. Three family members were inside in the vehicle and are safe and being treated for moderate injuries.

State Police say that the incident occurred after a hit-and-run crash involving a white pick-up truck pulling a trailer that cut off the 18-wheeler. Police are now looking for the pickup truck.

DOTD said that lanes are closed on I-55 north near the incident due to vehicle recovery. Congestion from the crash has reached four miles.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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