Police: Driver veers into oncoming traffic and gets hit by 18-wheeler

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a woman is dead after going off the road and into the path of an 18-wheeler Friday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim as Lahisha Walls, 37, of Baton Rouge. The crash happened on Airline Highway near Delcourt Avenue around 8 a.m.

Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. said Walls was headed northbound on Airline when she veered off the road, crossed the median and entered the southbound lanes of the roadway.

He added the Toyota Avalon she was driving was hit on the passenger side by a tractor trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mckneely reported no charges will be filed. The accident left one lane of Airline blocked for several hours.

The crash is still being investigated.

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