Night sky aglow as truck veers off I-10, crashes

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) - A giant fireball lighted the sky off I-10 late Thursday between Westlake and Sulphur after a big rig veered off the road, flipped and burst into flames.

State police and Westlake firefighters worked the mishap and reported the rig's driver escaped the inferno without serious injuries. No other injuries were reported in the 11:30 p.m. crash near the U.S. 90 exit.

By the time KPLC-TV crews arrived minutes later, flames had almost engulfed the rig, which was westbound on the interstate.

Investigations continue into what caused the accident. There was no report on the truck's contents or if there was a spill of any type.