Police: Man rolled over by 18-wheeler was previously struck - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Police: Man rolled over by 18-wheeler was previously struck

Police believe that an unidentified man had already been struck in the roadway when an 18-wheeler rolled over his body.

The accident was reported around 2 a.m. Monday on westbound I-10 just before the Carrollton exit.

An 18-wheeler was traveling in the right lane of the highway when he rolled over an unidentified man, police say.

Officers say that a preliminary investigation revealed that the man had already been struck in the roadway. Investigators are in the process of determining when and how the man was initially struck.

All lanes have been re-opened following the accident. FOX 8 will continue to update the story as details become available.    

This is a stretch of I-10 that is very dark at night. In fact, the street lights have been out for months. The city is currently replacing broken lights and upgrading the infrastructure, a $1.7 million project. Crews started near the St. Tammany line and are working west but have not reached this stretch yet.

There has been word yet if the lack of light played a factor in the early-morning crash. It is part of the investigation as the New Orleans police are looking into exactly what happened.

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy knocks over $132K statue; parents told to pay up

    Boy knocks over $132K statue; parents told to pay up

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-06-17 05:05:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-06-17 05:05:50 GMT
    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children. (Source: City of Overland Park/KSHB/CNN)An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children. (Source: City of Overland Park/KSHB/CNN)

    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children.

    more>>

    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children.

    more>>
  • 5 dead after car flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

    5 dead after car flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:43:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:03:11 GMT

    It was unclear why law enforcement began chasing the vehicle, though a local sheriff said it was the result of "good police work."

    more>>

    It was unclear why law enforcement began chasing the vehicle, though a local sheriff said it was the result of "good police work."

    more>>
  • Live mouse found crawling in Wendy's bag of buns in OK

    Live mouse found crawling in Wendy's bag of buns in OK

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:00:25 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-17 03:00:25 GMT
    The Wendy's team said in a statement that they've been made aware of the situation and take the matter very seriously. (Source: KJRH/CNN)The Wendy's team said in a statement that they've been made aware of the situation and take the matter very seriously. (Source: KJRH/CNN)

    The Wendy's team said in a statement that they've been made aware of the situation and take the matter very seriously.

    more>>

    The Wendy's team said in a statement that they've been made aware of the situation and take the matter very seriously.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly