All lanes of Interstate 12 eastbound near Satsuma, Louisiana, have reopened after a fiery crash Friday morning involving a tanker truck hauling hazmat material and a Louisiana State Police patrol car.
At about 4:30 a.m., an eastbound 18-wheeler struck the rear of the patrol car stopped on the interstate shoulder near the Colyell/Satsuma exit, the LSP reports. The resulting fire burned nearly two hours.
LSP has not disclosed the contents of the tanker truck.
Both the LSP trooper and the truck driver were transported to local hospitals with injuries.
Interstate 12 eastbound reopened to traffic at 9: 40 a.m.