Interstate 20 fatal

Two Monroe, LA residents, including a child, were killed about 6:20 p.m. in a wreck on Interstate 20 in Richland Parish.

According to Louisiana State Police, a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Eswin Agustin, 33, of Monroe, was traveling westbound on Interstate 20. For reasons still under investigation, the driver lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the right side of the road, and struck a large tree.

Agustin’s passengers, Jamie McIlvoy, 37, and Luz Diaz, 6, of Monroe, were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Richland Parish Coroner’s Office.

Agustin and a third passenger were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries.

Impairment on the part of Agustin is suspected. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

The wreck happened east of the Rayville Exit.

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