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Man arrested for DWI after fiery 18-wheeler crash closes I-10 early Saturday

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Saturday, September 22 2018 Sep 22, 2018 September 22, 2018 8:28 AM September 22, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE – Westbound I-10 closed Saturday morning due to a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Freddie Jackson Jr., 55, was arrested for DWI following the crash.

The wreck happened before sunrise between La. 73 and Highland Road within the construction zone. Police Jackson collided with a concrete barrier and ruptured the truck's fuel tank. He continued to drag along the guardrail until his truck caught fire.

According to state police, there were multiple signs showing that Jackson was intoxicated. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The interstate was closed for just under three hours while crews dealt with the crash and made repairs to damage in the construction zone. The roadway was reopened around 8:30 Saturday morning. 

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