Accident closes Hwy. 22 in St. Amant

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

St. Amant – A two-vehicle accident on Hwy 22 near the Diversion Canal, closed Hwy 22 for several hours after the accident, according to Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department.

 The St. Amant Fire Department and Vehicle Rescue Team dispatched to the accident Monday morning at 7:51 a.m. The accident involved a small truck and an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler did not leak any of the material it was carrying, according to LeBlanc.

The driver of the pickup was transported by Acadian Ambulance ground units to a local facility. The driver’s injuries appear to be moderate at this time, according to LeBlanc. The Louisiana State Police and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office remained on scene for the clearing of the road.