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Victim of fatal accident on I-20W in Bossier City identified

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Bossier City police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left a woman dead. The crash happened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday on I-20 just east of Industrial Drive when a Volkswagen Bug traveling westbound rear ended a tractor trailer hauling utility poles.

The victim of the crash was identified as 43-year-old Lauri Janae Miller of Sibley, Louisiana.

According to witnesses, the VW Bug was traveling in 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. Witnesses say the VW Bug came up behind an 18-wheeler in the inside lane, swerved around it and then rear ended the tractor trailer in the outside lane.

Miller driving the VW Bug was the lone occupant and was pronounced dead at the scene. 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 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 compliance with safety regulations.

 

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