Loaded dump truck overturns, driver thrown out, dies

December 28, 2017

COUSHATTA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 61-year-old dump truck driver died when his 2017 Peterbilt truck overturned, throwing him out.

Trooper Glenn Younger says in a news release that tire failure may have caused the wreck that killed Dennis Williams of Coushatta (kuh-SHAH-tuh) about 11 a.m. Thursday.

He was driving south on Louisiana Highway 1, about two miles (4 kilometers) west of Coushatta and about 37 miles southeast of Shreveport.

Younger says the Red River Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Williams dead at the scene.

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