- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

MONROE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 28-year-old who wasn’t wearing a seat belt died when she was thrown from an SUV.

Trooper Michael Reichardt says Kimberly Henderson of Monroe was a passenger in a Cadillac Escalade that went out of control on Interstate 20, then was hit by a tractor-trailer and overturned. He says it’s not clear just when Henderson was ejected.

The accident occurred about 7 a.m. Friday about three miles west of the Ouachita-Lincoln Parish line.

Reichardt says the SUV’s driver told investigators she lost control after moving out of the way of a merging vehicle and hitting something in the road.

Police says the accident is still being investigated. Reichardt notes that state law requires everyone in a vehicle to wear seat belts, no matter where they’re sitting.

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