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Driver ticketed after load of plywood falls from truck on I-10, crushing 2 cars

2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Monday, July 11 2022 Jul 11, 2022 July 11, 2022 2:09 PM July 11, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - One person was hurt and taken to the hospital after two cars were crushed by a load of plywood that fell off of an 18-wheeler on I-10 East Monday.

The wreck closed I-10 as it veers right from the New Bridge, in the notorious stretch that is one lane.

Sources said one person was hurt but their injuries were non life-threatening.

The driver, 34-year-old Sergio Suarez-Hernandez, was issued a ticket for careless driving and disregard for controls. 

Click HERE to access the WBRZ traffic map.

Video from the WBRZ tower cam, perched about 700 feet above Old South Baton Rouge, showed a small car smashed and nearly covered with plywood. The panels were lost by a truck that pulled over further down the interstate.

The snafu comes days after a pickup truck toppled off the other side of the interstate in the same area.

I-10 E was closed at the I-10/I-110 merge, diverting eastbound traffic to I-110 N, for about three hours.  It re-opened just before 5 p.m. Monday evening.

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