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Update: Illegal passing results in fatal accident & two injuries

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A motorist, trying to pass another driver in a no-passing zone, caused a fatal accident Wednesday morning on Highway 594. The two vehicle accident happened around 7:30 a.m. north of U.S. Highway 80 in Monroe.

The investigation shows a Nissan Rogue, driven by 41-year-old Alice Simmons of Monroe, was traveling south on Louisiana Highway 594 when it attempted to pass a Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 34-year-old Lakita Lavender of Monroe, in a no passing zone. State police say the rear right portion of the Nissan struck the front left portion of the Chevrolet as the Nissan was attempting to reenter the southbound lane. This caused the Lavender to lose control, drive off the left side of the road, strike a culvert and overturn.

Lavender was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the Chevrolet. Lavender suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner's office. The passengers in the Chevrolet, two 11-year-old males, suffered minor injuries and were transported to a hospital in Monroe. Simmons did not report any injuries.

Alcohol use is not suspected. Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. Simmons was issued a citation for passing in a no passing zone. The crash remains under investigation. According to Louisiana law, where signs or markings are in place to define a no-passing zone, no driver shall at any time drive on the left side of the roadway within such zone, or on the left side of any pavement striping, designated to mark such no-passing zone, throughout its length.

Previous Report:

DATE: Our crew on the scene of the accident confirms one woman is dead and two children were taken to the hospital.

The children are said to be between 8 and 11-years-old. Apparently, the driver killed was being passed by another vehicle, and was knocked off the road causing her car to flip over.

Previous Report:

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana State Police are on the scene of a fatal accident on Highway 594 in Monroe.

State Police confirm there is at least one fatality in the crash that happened around 7:35 a.m. Wednesday morning. The accident location is 1688 Highway 594.

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