BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Bossier City police say a second victim has died as a result of a multi-vehicle crash on I-20 Thursday morning.
According to BCPD, it happened just after 9 a.m. on the westbound side when traffic slowed and the driver of a tractor-trailer hit the rear of a vehicle being driven by 57-year-old Kelly Carpenter of Homer, Louisiana, pushing the vehicle out of the tractor trailer’s path.
The tractor-trailer then hit a second vehicle, driven by 70-year-old Louis Stacks of Haughton, Louisiana, and then hit a third vehicle, police say.
Stacks was pronounced dead at the scene. Carpenter was taken to the hospital, where police confirmed this afternoon that she later died.
A portion of I-20 West in Bossier City is expected to remain shut down into the afternoon as police investigate a deadly crash involving several vehicles.
It happened just after 9 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-20 near the Louisiana State Police Troop G building.
Bossier City police are on the scene. At this point, there is one fatality. Another person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be severe injuries, according to BCPD.
Traffic is closed westbound on I-20 from I-220 to Industrial Drive and is being diverted onto I-220 West.
We will have more details on this crash as they are presented to us.