SUV vs.18-Wheeler accident backs up traffic on I-49

Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Police are still on the scene and traffic is backed up for miles after an 18-wheeler collided with an SUV.

The accident happened shortly before 5:00 PM on I-49 and Southern Loop.

Police say an SUV that was having mechanical problems was trying to pull over to the side, that's when it was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler.

One passenger from inside the SUV (from Colorado) and the driver of the 18-wheeler were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 18 wheeler was carrying rolls of paper that weigh tons and authorities will have to bring in equipment to remove those rolls that have landed in the ditch along the interstate.

I-49 traffic is backed up for miles in the northbound lanes and the outside lane of northbound of I-49 is closed; however the inside lane is open.

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