Woman killed in rear end collision on I-20, east of Industrial Dr.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:54am

Bossier City police are investigating a two-vehicle crash, Tuesday, that left a woman dead.

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

The crash happened around 2:00 p.m., on Interstate 20, just east of Industrial Drive, when a car traveling westbound rear ended a tractor trailer hauling utility poles.

According to witnesses on scene, the car was in the inside lane as traffic began slowing down just as police were clearing the scene of another accident further ahead on I-20 westbound at Industrial Drive.

Witnesses say the car drove 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 car was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

As a result of the crash, the westbound lanes of I-20 were closed for about four 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 compliance with safety regulations.



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