I-10 east shut down in Sulphur after truck crashes on overpass

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Interstate 10 eastbound, from the I-210 spur in Sulphur to the Ryan Street overpass in Lake Charles, is closed following an accident Friday morning.

An 18-wheeler crashed on the Ryan Street overpass and caught fire around 8 a.m. Friday morning. The 18-wheeler was hauling orange juice and the driver seen up and on his feet following the crash.

I-10 westbound is still open but moving very slowly as it is down to one lane.

Authorities said the area could be closed for up to six hours.

Most eastbound traffic is being diverted to I210. Other traffic is


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