One dead in two-vehicle wreck on I-20, traffic being re-routed

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 2:36pm

One woman is dead in a two vehicle crash today.

It happened at 2:00 p.m. on Interstate 20 just east of Industrial Drive.

Bossier Police tell KMSS that a Volkswagen was raveling westbound when it rear endd a tractor trailer that was hauling utility poles.

According to witnesses, the Volkswagen was travgeling the inside lane as traffic began slowing down just as police were clearing the scene of a motor vehicle accident further ahead on I-20 westbound at Industrial Drive.

The Volkswagen came up behind an 18-wheeler in the inside lane, swerved around it and then rear ended the tractor trailer in the outside lane.

The woman driving the Volkswagen was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

As a result of the crash, westbound lanes of I-20 were closed for about 4 hours while westbound traffic was detoured onto I-220.

An on scene inspection by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety determined the tractor trailer rig was in complaince with safety regulations.

The name of the woman killed in the crash has not been released at this time pending the notification of the family.



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