18-wheeler flips after driver gets distracted by Chihuahua

LACOMBE, LA (WVUE) - An 18-wheeler hauling Folgers coffee turned over in Lacombe after the driver got distracted by his Chihuahua.

St. Tammany Fire District #3 was dispatched to the accident Wednesday morning after learning that the driver may need extrication, according to the St. Tammany Fire Department. When they arrived, firefighters found the 18-wheeler on its side on an I-12 exit ramp. The driver was able to get out on his own, but the Chihuahua died in the accident.

Fire fighters and the driver attempted to revive the dog, but could not.

Traffic was diverted while a two truck pulled the 18-wheeler upright and Folgers transferred its load of "K-cups" to another 18-wheeler.

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