Truck carrying LA National Guard crashes near Port Fourchon - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Truck carrying LA National Guard crashes near Port Fourchon

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard says several guard members were taken to a hospital for observation after an accident involving a troop-carrying truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 1 near Port Fourchon.

Col. Mike Deville says the truck left the road and wound up on its side. DeVille estimated that as many as six guard members were taken to a hospital for observation but no serious injuries were reported.

Deville said a mechanical problem with the truck may have caused the accident. Guardsmen have been working in the Port Fourchon area on projects related to the BP oil spill.

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