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Driver from Minden killed on I-20

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MINDEN, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - State police are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 20 about 6 miles west of Minden.

The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Trooper Albert Paxton says a car driven by 46-year-old Joseph Abel, of Princeton, was westbound he it attempted to pass several slower moving vehicles. Paxton says Abel lost control, traveled off the right side of the road, into a ditch, through a wire fence and then started to roll over. He says the car rolled over several times on the frontage road and then came to rest in a ditch in between I-20 and the frontage road.

Paxton says Abel suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and later died at a Shreveport hospital. A passenger suffered minor injuries.

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