Rice truck overturns on Highway 14 in Hayes

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Just after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to an overturned rice truck on Highway 14 in Hayes.

According to authorities, the driver of the truck, 29-year-old Brandon Kratzer of Roanoke, reportedly lost control of the vehicle in a curve while traveling eastbound causing it to overturn.

Kratzer was charged with careless operation and failure to possess a medical evaluation report while operating a commercial vehicle.

The roadway has now been re-opened to traffic.

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