Oct 17, 2013 4:25 PM by Ian Auzenne

18-wheeler takes out Chataignier fence, water line

Evangeline Parish sheriff's office is investigating an 18-wheeler crash after the rig nearly smashed into a Chataignier home.

The accident took place around 2:30 this afternoon in the 5600 block of Vine Street. Investigators say the driver of the 18-wheeler fell unconscious before veering off the road. The truck knocked down a fence and hit a water line. Deputies say the big rig may have also clipped a gas line. Officials are inspecting to see if any damage was done to the gas line.

There have been no reports of injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


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