I-20 Westbound Reopens Following Overnight Truck Crash that Snarled Traffic

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Portion of I-20 Eastbound to be One Lane Saturday; Old Minden Rd Off-ramp to Close

UPDATED: 11:05 a.m. 9/17/2019

I-20 west has reopened after being closed for most of this Tuesday morning, following an overnight truck fire.

Just after midnight Tuesday morning, Bossier City police and firefighters responded to the I-20 westbound overpass just west of Airline Drive in reference to a semi-tractor trailer fire.

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The truck was engulfed in flames, however the driver was able to exit the vehicle unharmed.

BCPD and Louisiana State Police shut down I-20 westbound at I-220 while firefighters got the fire under control.

DOTD conducted a bridge inspection in accordance with policy, and deemed the overpass safe for travel. DOTD crews also applied sand to the roadway due to spilled diesel as a result of the crash

The preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was traveling west on I-20 when the driver left the roadway, hit a guardrail, and then struck the opposite concrete guardrail on the overpass before coming to a rest.

The investigation continues.

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