Truck accident caught on camera: Fuel tanker rear-ends dump truck, causes huge explosion - TomoNews

ST. CHARLES PARISH, LOUISIANA — A LaPlace woman was killed in an enormous explosion on April 13 when a semi-truck hauling around 8,000 gallons of gasoline smashed into the back of her dump truck on Interstate 310.

Charlanta Brown, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred around 8 a.m. near the Hale Boggs Bridge in St. Charles Parish, Nola.com reported.

Brown was driving a 2008 Sterling dump truck in the right lane at a “very slow rate of speed” when a 2013 Kenworth 18-wheeler crashed into the back of Brown’s dump truck, according to Louisiana State Police.

The collision caused the dump truck to flip onto its passenger side, while the fuel tanker burst into flames, engulfing Brown’s vehicle in flames, authorities said.

Dash cam footage captured by Andreas Plyler shows the horrific moment the tanker burst into flames on Thursday morning.

The driver of the semi-truck, Glen Robichaux Jr., escaped from the cab and was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.

The cause of the accident it still under investigation. Authorities are unsure why Brown was driving so slowly.
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