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Dump truck veered off I-110 on-ramp, crashed into transformer

2 years 7 months 3 days ago Friday, October 15 2021 Oct 15, 2021 October 15, 2021 4:05 PM October 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A dump truck ran off an I-110 on-ramp and hit a transformer on a business property, sparking a fire that destroyed a nearby building.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. at Turner Industries along E Mason Avenue. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said the truck was trying to take the southbound ramp onto the interstate when it lost control.

The truck crashed through a fence and struck a transformer, causing it to burst into flames. Oil from the transformer caught fire and spread to a nearby building, causing major damage.

No one was hurt.

Authorities are still investigating how the truck driver lost control. 

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