Fatal car accident on I-20 in Bossier City

Bossier City, La. -(KSLA) A car accident involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler has killed one woman and critically injured the male driver. The accident happened around 6 PM in the east bound lanes of I-20 just east of Industrial Drive in Bossier City.

Eye witnesses told Bossier City Police that an 18-wheeler with a flat bed trailer was pulled over onto the shoulder of the road out of the lanes of traffic when an SUV that was proceeding east bound on the outside lane drifted off onto the shoulder and rear ended the 18-wheeler. The SUV spun around after it hit the back of the trailer and clipped the back of a Hyundai Accent that was also going east bound on I-20.

The two occupants inside the SUV sustained life threatening injuries. The female passenger was airlifted to LSUMC where she was later pronounced dead. Her name has not yet been released pending notification of her family. The male driver, who was taken by ambulance, suffered from serious injuries but is now in stable condition at LSUMC. According to Bossier Police Officer Mark Natale(Nata-Lee), both the drivers of the 18-wheeler and the Hyundai Accent were not injured.

Traffic was backed up on I-20 after the east bound lanes of the interstate were shut down from approximately 6 PM till about 8 PM while authorities investigated and cleaned the debris.