Fatal wreck shuts down part of I-20 westbound

Pedestrian dies when hit by vehicle; accident closes westbound I-20 for hours

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A fatal wreck has shut down part of westbound I-20 near the Red River bridge.

The accident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cause of the wreck was not immediately clear.

However, according to the Shreveport Police Twitter, there is a confirmed pedestrian fatality.

The incident has caused traffic to build up to approximately two miles in length and it is expected to stay blocked for up to two more hours.

Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route if possible to avoid the congestion.

This is a developing story. KSLA will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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