Driver of fuel truck in today's fiery collision will be airlifted to burn unit

Two-vehicle collision occurred off the La. 3127 in Luling

April 13 at 11:22 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Driver of fuel truck in today's fiery collision will be airlifted to burn unit
The driver of a fuel truck involved in a fiery collision with a dump truck around 8 a.m. (April 13) is being treated for burns while the other driver has not yet been located.

The two-vehicle wreck occurred off the La. 3127 in Luling. 

The fuel truck apparently caught fire on impact in the wreck. The driver was brought to St. Charles Parish Hospital for treatment and, once stabilized, was to be transferred to Baton Rouge General Hospital's burn unit.

The dump truck driver is still unaccounted as of this morning, according to State Police. 

State Trooper spokeswoman Melissa Matey said, "We are trying to ascertain extent of injuries now. Everything is currently under investigation."

The I-310 southbound lanes to Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge are closed while officials respond to the scene. Traffic is being detoured to River Road (Highway 18) in Luling.

The bridge is open.

The truck apparently overturned in the collision, according to parish spokesman Tristan Babin.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the State Police at (504) 471-2775.

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