SHREVEPORT, La. (AP/KSLA) - Louisiana State Police say a tractor-trailer driver died when his big rig slid backward into a ravine at an oilfield.
Trooper Glen Younger says in a news release that the wreck killed 43-year-old Antorian Devol Johnson of Bossier City.
Younger says Johnson was driving a 2009 Freightliner. It stalled on an uphill grade and began rolling downhill about 2 a.m. Thursday on a private road about 28 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Shreveport.
Younger says Johnson hit the brakes, but the truck slid into the ravine and rolled over.
Johnson was wearing a seat belt but sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The Red River Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead on scene.
Impairment is not a suspected factor in this crash, though toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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