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Busy highway opens after fiery crash

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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 8:43 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 18, 2014 8:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: 18-wheeler wreck, road closed, plank road, baton rouge traffic

BAKER- All lanes near the intersection of Plank Road and Thomas Road reopened late Tuesday evening after a fiery crash closed the busy street for the entire late rush hour.

Video obtained by WBRZ News 2 after the crash showed an 18-wheeler on fire, lying on its side in the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection.

Authorities have not said what happened, yet.

Three vehicles were involved: the semi and two other vehicles, including an SUV where one person inside had to be pulled from the wreckage.

A load of wood, being hauled on the truck, spilled and had to be cleared.

State Police said there were only minor injuries.

The area was closed from 1:45 to about 8:30 Tuesday night.
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