Louisiana State Trooper Injured, Vehicle Demolished After Collision Causes Fireball
LIVINGSTON PARISH, La – A Louisiana State Police trooper is lucky to be alive after a rear-end collision ended in a fireball seen from miles away early Friday morning.
The Louisiana State Police stated that the crash occurred at 4:30 am Friday morning as the troopers marked Chevy Tahoe was parked on the shoulder of I-12 Eastbound near the Colyell/Satsuma exit with his emergency lights activated. A tanker truck rear-ended the trooper’s vehicle, destroying it and causing injuries to both the trooper and the tanker driver in the crash.
Both the trooper and the tanker driver were able to escape the wreck, which soon ignited, causing a massive fireball heard by local residents woken by the explosion, which took several hours for firefighters to extinguish and also closed both lanes of the interstate until 9:30 am as hazmat crews cleaned up the debris.