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Woman killed after rear-ending tractor trailer on I20 in Bossier Parish

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A section of I20 westbound in Bossier City has reopened, 4 hours after a fatal accident Tuesday afternoon shut it down. 

It happened on I20W just east of Industrial Drive around 2 p.m. Police say the victim was in a Volkswagen Beetle that rear-ended a tractor trailer loaded with utility poles.

According to witnesses, police say, the VW was traveling in the inside lane, when traffic began slowing down just as police were clearing the scene of an unrelated accident further ahead on I20 westbound at Industrial Dr. Witnesses report seeing the VW come up behind the 18-wheeler in the inside lane, swerve around it and then rear-end it in the outside lane.

The woman driving the VW was the only person in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Police say an on-scene inspection by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety determined that the tractor trailer rig was in compliance with safety regulations.

The name of the woman killed in the crash is not being released at this time, pending notification of family.

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