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Semi rear-ended Louisiana trooper before hazmat explosion, police say


A Louisiana trooper and a truck driver were both hospitalized following a serious crash on I-12 early Friday morning.

The crash, which involved a tanker truck hauling hazmat material, occurred around 4:30 a.m. on November 20 on eastbound I-12 near mile marker 19 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash “occurred as an eastbound 18 wheeler tanker truck impacted the rear of a fully marked LSP patrol vehicle stopped on the interstate shoulder. Both the LSP Trooper and the truck driver were transported to local hospitals with moderate injuries.”

The crash sparked a large fire and some residents reported hearing explosions.

The trooper and the truck driver were both transported to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

The incident closed I-12 eastbound for hours, but all lanes reopened by 9:40 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.


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