By Paige Nash
Traffic was at a standstill earlier this afternoon (Thursday) after a couple traveling northbound in a dump truck on Highway 371 – down the hill from CW&W Construction – had the two rear tires of their vehicle blow out causing the driver to lose control. The truck ran off the road where it overturned and struck a nearby tree.
With efforts from Louisiana State Police, local police, fire departments and workers at CW&W, the truck was lifted, so the driver could be freed from underneath. He was airlifted and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The identity of the driver and passenger have not been released at this time.