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Louisiana State Trooper Injured, Vehicle Demolished After Collision Causes Fireball
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Louisiana State Trooper Injured, Vehicle Demolished After Collision Causes Fireball

by Ryan MasonNovember 23, 2020

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.

The trooper’s vehicle is barely recognizable after the crash that occurred early Friday morning. 

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.

 

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Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason is a former police officer and the Editor in Chief of the Law Enforcement News Network. Ryan has been a writer, editor, and photojournalist over the last decade, providing content for over a dozen national and international publications in both law enforcement and aviation.
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Joe Sepede
5 months ago

My son, Staff Sgt. John Sepede is a NJ State Trooper,16 years. I pray for all law enforcement in this country. It is a critical job in these times of racial tension and civil unrest