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Chrissie Cole

Saltwater Truck Driver Killed in Accident

A 30-year-old, saltwater tank driver was killed Sunday in a trucking accident, in DeSoto Parish, when his truck ran off the highway and overturned.The main cause of the crash is believed to be speed. This is the third fatal accident in DeSoto Parish involving a saltwater truck in the past four months.The accident occurred at 12:30pm on Louisiana Highway 5. State Police say he was driving…

Chrissie Cole

Trucking Accident Claims Two Lives

On Wednesday, an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 20 eastbound was closed in northeastern Louisiana; more than 12 hours after a tractor-trailer accident occured when the truck crossed the median, slamming into an eastbound rig.There were two fatalities.Graves, 63, was identified as one of the fatalities. He was driving westbound with his rig loaded with household products.Watkins, 63, was the other…