UPDATE: Driver who died after Monday morning crash identified

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UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (9/29/2020 11:22 AM) — West Monroe Police have identified the driver who died following Monday morning’s crash.

The driver has been identified as 67-year-old Elesta Berry, of Monroe.

Police say that one of the other passengers injured in the crash remains in serious condition at a local hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.

UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (9/28/2020 11:22 AM) — A Monday morning crash on I-20 has claimed the life of one person, according to police.

The West Monroe Police Department says that at approximately 4:50 AM on Monday, September 28, 2020, officers responded to a vehicle crash on Interstate 20 Eastbound.

An investigation into the crash revealed that a vehicle was stopped in the inside eastbound lane with the hood up and in a curved part of the road. Police say the vehicle was dark in color and that there was no warning that the vehicle had stopped.

A pickup truck pulling a horse trailer collided with the vehicle.

The driver of the stopped vehicle later died from their injuries. A passenger inside of the stopped vehicle was taken to a local hospital for treatment and another is expected to be fine.

Police say the driver of the truck received minor injuries. They say that a horse is being treated at a local veterinarian clinic and is expected to only have minor injuries. The driver of the truck submitted to routine toxicology testing, but police do not suspect that he was impaired.

The crash remains under investigation.

WEST MONROE, La. (09/28/20 6:40 AM)– At approximately 4:50 a.m. there was a two-vehicle crash on I-20 eastbound involving a horse trailer and a Dodge Avenger.

The fire department was called in to extract the passengers and animal control was called in to transport the horses.

The scene of the wreck has been cleared and traffic has resumed as normal.

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