A truck driver was killed last week in an unexplained crash in Whiskey Bay, Louisiana. He was driving westbound near the Basin Bridge when his truck careened off the highway and through the guardrail. His truck ended up falling off the highway and landing on the road beneath the overpass.
The driver was later discovered to be John Cloninger of Pearl, Mississippi. He crashed right near the exit at Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. There is no cause yet that the police can find. His truck unexplainedly went off the right side of the road. It was going so fast that the vehicle went through the crash cushion and broke right through the railing.
There was a traffic video recording that caught the accident on camera. The authorities said early in their investigation that they think perhaps the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. However, there has been no confirmation of this as of yet.
The police did confirm that Cloninger wasn’t wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. Whether or not this contributed to his death is not clear. Neither is the cause of the crash.
Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved in the crash. Typically, when there is a truck accident in Louisiana, it usually involved multiple vehicles. These accidents also tend to cause serious injuries to multiple people. The only silver lining in this story is that no other individuals were injured in the crash.
There is no confirmed cause of the crash. However, depending on what they investigation reveals, the family of the victim may have a wrongful death claim. If the car malfunctioned or if the video reveals that another driver caused the accident, they’ll have a potential claim for damages.
If you or your loved one are involved in any sort of accident, call our office right away.