Family: woman killed had cancer, search continues for runaway truck driver
BATON ROUGE- A 74-year-old woman who died in a car crash on I-12 Tuesday had stage four cancer her family said.
Ethel Phillips was the passenger in a family-sized sedan hit by a dump truck on I-12 West near Airline. The sedan was knocked into the path of an 18-wheeler, and both vehicles crashed into the concrete median. The dump truck left the scene.
Her family said she was on her way to a doctor's appointment and was being driven by her daughter. Her daughter survived the crash with minor injuries.
Family members told WBRZ News 2, she had already planned a funeral because of her illness and wanted to be cremated. They plan to honor her wishes.
The driver of the dump truck has not been found, and police said they still had no leads a day after the crash.
Anyone who may have seen the crash shortly after lunchtime Tuesday is being asked to call Baton Rouge Police at (225) 389-7819.
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