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Dallas woman killed in Rapides Parish 18-wheeler crash

Posted at 8:24 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 09:24:31-04

State Police say that a Dallas woman was killed Sunday afternoon in an 18-wheeler crash in Rapides Parish.

Troopers say that 55-year-old Shawn Richardson was killed when she lost control of her 18-wheeler on Hwy 71.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Richardson was traveling southbound when her 2012 Freightliner exited the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Richardson was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Routine toxicology tests are currently pending. The crash is still under investigation.