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Local woman killed in accident


A Ruston woman was killed Wednesday after losing control of her vehicle striking a parked dump truck.

Christie Wheeler, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene on Interstate 20 west of West Monroe, authorities said. Louisiana State Police responded to the crash shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Wheeler was driving a Mercedes L30 that traveled into the median and struck a dump truck that was parked and unoccupied in the median. The investigation is ongoing.

A routine toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis, authorities said.

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