Potato trucker killed in fiery crash near Butte La Rose

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BUTTE LA ROSE, La. (AP) - A trucker died in a wreck that engulfed a tractor-trailer in flames and left thousands of potatoes scattered across a Louisiana highway.

Louisiana State Police report on Facebook that the wreck occurred early Monday on Interstate 10 eastbound, near the Butte La Rose exit.

Master Trooper Brooks David said in a phone interview that the truck ran off the highway and overturned after hitting a barrier.

He said the driver died, but investigators don't yet know even if it was a man or a woman.

David said the highway was reopened about 1 p.m. Monday, after crews cleared the potatoes from the highway.

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