UPDATE: La. State Police say Interstate 10 East at Butte LaRose has now been re-opened.

Troopers say the driver of the big rig drove off the interstate into a bridge and traveled down the road before truck overturned and burst into flames. The driver died in the crash and is not being identified at this time.

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Louisiana State Police reports that an 18-wheeler crashed and caught on fire at around 5 o'clock this morning near the Butte LaRose exit. Our news partners at KATC report the crash has been ruled a fatality.

Trooper Brooks David says they are closing the eastbound lanes of I-10 over the Atchafalaya Basin.

Trooper David says that you will be directed to take Interstate 49 north up to the Opelousas area, where you can take US Highway 190 eastbound.