Woman Killed in Traffic Accident in Bienville Parish
Police say a Jonesboro woman was killed in a traffic accident Thursday morning. The wreck happened at about 10:30 a.m.on LA Hwy 507 west of LA Hwy 9. The collision involved three cars.
Troopers say 40-year-old Melissia Bolyer was killed in the wreck.
State Police Released This Statement:
"The initial investigation revealed that a 2016 International tractor-trailer driven by 43-year-old Edtreum Loyd of Jonesboro was traveling west on LA Hwy 507. At the same time, a 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was traveling east on LA Hwy 507, followed by a 2019 Nissan Versa driven by Bolyer. The International crossed the center line and exited the roadway to the left. The driver of the Peterbilt took evasive action and exited the road to the right but was struck by the International before it re-entered the eastbound lane. The Nissan was struck by the International. After this impact, it exited the roadway, and the International overturned and also exited the roadway."
Bolyer was not buckled up and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner’s Office. Loyd was restrained and was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Peterbilt was restrained and was not hurt.
Troopers do not suspect Impairment, but routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
So far this year, Troop G has investigated three fatal crashes, resulting in three deaths.