Texas trucker killed in crash on Louisiana highway

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A Texas man died after his diesel fueltruck flipped several times, ejecting him.

Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says 26-year-oldJadarion Montez Taylor of Longview, Texas, was pronounced dead atthe scene.

The crash was reported about 7:40 Saturday morning. It forcedthe closure of one lane of the highway for several hours as crewscleaned up the spilled diesel fuel. Taylor was hauling 5,000gallons of fuel in a 2010 International truck.

The Times of Shreveport reports that Taylor apparently entered aslight left hand curve in the highway, ran off of the road to theright and began traveling in the ditch. The truck turned sidewaysand started rolling, ultimately coming to rest on the driver's sidein a pasture.

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