Truck carrying potatoes flips over and catches fire, killing driver

Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 11:18:16-04

A tractor-trailer flipped over on a Louisiana highway, dumping thousands of potatoes, catching fire and killing the driver.

Investigators couldn't immediately tell if the driver was a man or a woman. Louisiana State Police report on Facebook that the wreck happened early yesterday on Interstate 10 eastbound, near the Butte La Rose exit.

It took several hours to reopen the highway because crews had to clear the potatoes.