DeRidder crash leads to log truck overturned near church

DeRidder Police Department

DERIDDER, La. (DeRidder Police Dept.) - Around 10:30 a.m., a crash occurred at the intersection of N Pine and Shirley Streets in DeRidder.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a loaded log truck was headed west on Shirley Street, when a northbound tanker truck failed to yield at a red light. The crash caused the log truck to overturn, losing the load of logs.

The tanker truck came to a stop next to the First United Methodist Church.

There were minor injuries to both drivers who were taken to Beauregard Health Systems Hospital. The intersection remains partially closed to north and southbound US 171 traffic and Shirley Street (US 190) is closed at this time. Drivers are advised to use alternative routes in this area.