Salvation Army truck crash sends two to hospital

By Special to the American Press

A Salvation Army truck left Interstate 210 and crashed into a tree Monday afternoon, sending both of the truck’s occupants

to the hospital, city police said.

The accident was originally called in as a fatality, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said.

The crash happened on the north side interstate, near the La. 14 exit.

Kraus said that just after noon, the

driver of the truck lost consciousness “for unknown reasons,” left the

eastbound lane

in which he was traveling, crossed the westbound lane and the exit

ramp at La. 14 and hit a sign before crashing into a pine

tree.

The driver and the passenger, both males, were taken to local hospitals, Kraus said. He said the driver is in critical condition

and the condition of the passenger is unknown.

Authorities are not yet releasing the names of the occupants, he said.