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Crash spills 40,000 lbs of frozen fish onto Spillway Bridge

5 years 3 months 6 days ago Friday, April 12 2019 Apr 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 5:22 AM April 12, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS- A three-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen fish has left one person injured and closed parts of Bonnet Carré Spillway.

According to WWL the crash happened around 3:45 a.m. Friday near mile marker 213.6 on the I-10 Spillway Bridge. DOTD closed I-10 East at US 51 for hours as they cleared the roadways covered in boxes of fish.

State police report a Sedan's tire blew out and was stalled in the right lane of the road. A dump truck driving in the same lane tried to brake quickly, but was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler.

One of the passengers in the 18-wheeler was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

I-10 eastbound has been cleared and all lanes are now open.

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