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Crane falls onto SUV on Interstate 10 in Louisiana; 1 hurt

September 25, 2018

HENDERSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a construction crane working to widen Interstate 10 collapsed onto an SUV, injuring the driver.

Trooper Thomas Gossen says the driver’s injuries were moderate.

The accident occurred before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on westbound Interstate 10 near Henderson, where the highway is being expanded to three lanes.

Gossen says that as soon as the driver could be safely removed from the SUV, another crane in the area was able to remove the fallen one.

News outlets reported that traffic backed up for miles before the wreckage was cleared about 45 minutes later.

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