4-vehicle wreck on westbound I-20 claims another life

Authorities release names of Homer, Haughton residents killed in crash involving 18-wheeler, 3 other vehicles
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Updated: Jun. 11, 2020 at 3:48 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) — A second person now has died as a result of a wreck involving a tractor-trailer rig and three other vehicles on Interstate 20 in Bossier City.

Louis Stacks, 70, of Haughton, was killed and 57-year-old Kelly Carpenter, of Homer, was severely hurt in the accident involving just after 9 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-20 near Louisiana State Police’s Troop G headquarters, Bossier City spokeswoman Traci Landry said.

Stacks was pronounced dead at the scene; Carpenter died sometime after being taken to a hospital.

Traffic was slowing when the 18-wheeler ran into the rear of the vehicle that Carpenter was driving, Landry explained. The big rig then pushed Carpenter’s vehicle out of the way then struck the vehicle that Stacks was driving and then hit a third vehicle.

No impairment is suspected. However, standard toxicology tests are pending.

The crash had the stretch of westbound I-20 between Interstate 220 and Industrial Drive shut down for hours, but it has since been reopened.

That accident happened about a half-hour after eight vehicles were involved in a wreck on westbound I-20 near Old Minden Road.

Bossier City police are investigating the fatal accident. Personnel with Louisiana State Police’s commercial vehicle enforcement division and mobile weight enforcement unit are assisting with the investigation. .

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