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ALEXANDRIA, La. — Two 18-wheeler trucks were involved in a crash on Thursday, October 11, which closed the northbound lanes of I-49 between Woodworth and Louisiana State University in Alexandria.

Two semi trucks collided on the northbound I-49 in Alexandria, La. north of Woodworth on October 11, 2012. Photo credit: Tia Owens-Powers /

According to Louisiana State Police Troop E, the accident occurred around 4 a.m. at milepost 78,  causing a load of coffee and coffee cans to spill across the lanes.

Map showing location of 2 truck crash at milepost 78 on the northbound I-49 in Alexandria, La. on October 11, 2012. reports:

The crash occurred between a 2012 Volvo truck driven by Tymondd Benjamin, 33, of LaPlace and a 2004 Hytr tractor-trailer driven by Terry Swann, 53, of Merritt Island, Fla., police spokesman Scott Moreau said.

Swann was taken to Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria for treatment of what Moreau described as moderate injuries.

Benjamin had minor injuries but declined treatment at the scene, Moreau said.

The media reported that the I-49 North reopened to traffic around 5:30 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Posted by Louisiana truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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