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UPDATE: Distracted driving believed to be cause of Forsythe crash

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police believe distracted driving is what led to a two-vehicle crash on Forsythe near Bienville.

Lt. Gayden says the driver of a white Jeep Wrangler is Leslie Westbrooks of Sterlington. Cell phone use is suspected to have caused Westbrooks to drive into the back of a park Monroe Public Works truck.

A city worker that was inside the truck was sent to St. Francis with minor injuries. Westbrooks was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - A wreck on Forsythe Avenue near Bienville has sent at least one to the hospital.

Our crew on the scene says Monroe Police, Fire Dept., and Louisiana State Troopers are working the accident, where it appears a Jeep drove into the back of a City of Monroe Public Works truck.

Lanes were closed while a helicopter landed in order to airlifted at least one person to the hospital. Injuries are unknown at this time.

Some lanes remain closed until the wreckage can be removed from the road.

More details are on the way.

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