1 killed when semi leaves roadway, strikes trees

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:24am

A man was killed Thursday morning in Caddo Parish after his vehicle left the road and hit several trees.

According to Public Information Officer Cindy Chadwick, sometime before 4 a.m., an 18-wheeler headed north on U.S. Highway 71 South left the road near the intersection of St. John's Chruch Road, north of I-49. The semi drove off the right side and struck multiple trees.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld at this time.

The semi was said to be carrying assorted freights. Highway 71 was partially closed while deputies investigated the scene.

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