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Drivers describe "terrifying" interstate wreck

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BATON ROUGE - Police cited the driver of a flatbed truck hauling wooden pallets after they said it flipped on I-110 and lost its load in Baton Rouge.

Lt. Don Kelly said officers cited Daymeon Bradford, 36, of Houston for careless operation after the wreck on I-110 at North 22nd.

"He came around the corner too fast and when he hit the ground all of the wood, when it hit the wall right behind us, it just flew over like a tidal wave into our lane and all of us hit it," said Matthew Stein, who was driving a semi truck in the opposite lane.

Kelly said about eight other vehicles were damaged by flying debris in the wreck, which shut down I-110 in both directions as crews cleaned up the spilled wood pallets.

"It was pretty terrifying, because you don't know if one of the pieces of wood is gonna go through the windshield and damage you, but it was pretty scary," said Anthony Domma, whose car was hit by flying wood.

The northbound lanes of the interstate reopened around 1 p.m., while the southbound lanes reopened fully at 4:30 p.m.

EMS took Bradford to Baton Rouge General Mid-City to be treated for minor injuries after the wreck. Kelly said no one else was hurt.

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