Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #6 and NPFD District #6 Rescue responded to 911 reports, July 26 at 5 am, of an overturned truck on Interstate-49 near milepost #145 north of Natchitoches.
Louisiana State Police say 45-year-old James Small of Shreveport was operating a 2012 Freightliner (US Mail truck) transporting approximately 26,000 pounds of mail traveling southbound on Interstate 49 near milepost #145 when he apparently ran off onto the right shoulder, overcorrected to the left and overturned to the right coming to a rest blocking the right travel lane.
Small was uninjured.
Deputies assisted State Police with traffic control while the truck was offloaded and uprighted by towing services until approximately 8:17am.
S/T J. Morvant assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria investigated the crash.