18-wheeler driver dies after crash into house

WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) – The driver of an 18-wheeler that crashed into a house Friday around 12noon has died.  Investigators say the 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 near the Goodwill Road Exit in Webster Parish when he veered off the highway, ran through some trees, and then crashed into the back of a house.  Investigators believe the driver suffered from a medical emergency causing him to lose control of the truck.

A woman and three children were in the house when the truck hit.  One of the youngsters told us the impact felt like an earthquake.  Another said the impact knocked her out of her bed.  The mother was in the rear room right where the truck hit and was very shaken up, but is doing fine.

Louisiana State Police is investigating the accident.

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