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Update: Victims in I-20 crash from Shreveport & Austin

Posted: Updated: Nov 24, 2012 11:56 PM

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & W. Monroe Police) - The investigation has revealed the Toyota RAV, driven by Sarah E. Attaway, 24 of Shreveport was traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 when it left the roadway and traveled through the median entering the westbound lanes striking a 2011 Audi, head-on.

The Toyota overturned coming to rest on the westbound shoulder where it began to burn. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner's Office. The victim's body has been sent to Little Rock, Arkansas for an autopsy. It is unknown at this time if alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this crash however routine toxicology reports are still pending.  It is also unknown at this time if the victim was wearing a seatbelt. 

The occupants of the other vehicle, a 2011 Audi were identified as Ray E. Ashby Jr., 63 of Downsville, LA, Lou Ashby, 61 of Downsville, LA, Mark Ashby, 41 of Downsville, LA and Anthony Senecal, 44 of Texas.

Ray E. Ashby Jr. was fatally injured and died at the scene. All three remaining occupants were transported to Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Anthony Senecal and Mark Ashby were later transported by helicopter to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Their condition at this time is unknown.

Based on the positions the occupants were found inside of the vehicle and the severity of their injuries the driver of the Audi has yet to be determined.

Previous Report:

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police are investigating a fatal crash.

Police say one car, with only the driver inside, traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 near the Downing Pines exit crossed the median to oncoming traffic Saturday night. That car hit another vehicle, heading westbound, head-on with four people inside.

The driver of the car that crossed the medium is dead and one person in the other car also died, according to police.

Three others were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

As of 11:15 PM Saturday, traffic is flowing in both directions smoothly.

We will continue following this story as it develops.


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