NEW ORLEANS — One person was hurt after an 18-wheeler slammed into a dump truck on Interstate 10, scattering boxes of frozen fish on the highway and closing parts of the highway for hours.
Traffic began moving freely as the interstate reopened around 8:45 a.m.
Louisiana State Police say the three-car crash happened around 3:45 a.m. near mile marker 213.6 on the I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge. Crews closed I-10 East at US 51 as they cleaned up the mess.
Troopers say a sedan's tire blew out, causing the car to stall in the right lane. A dump truck traveling in the same lane tried to break before hitting the car but was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler.
One person inside the 18-wheeler was taken to University Medical Center for treatment. State police said that person had moderate injuries.