Accident Closes Down Part Of Interstate Thursday Morning

An 18-wheeler accident on I-10 in Hancock County Thursday morning brought traffic to a stand-still.

The accident happened in the eastbound lane of the interstate at the four mile marker. Authorities say the driver of the truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road into a wooded area. The driver was not injured.

The tanker truck was loaded with fuel, and one lane of I-10 was closed while the fuel was loaded onto another tanker truck.