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ROBERT, La. - On Monday morning, a three-car crash on Interstate-12 West in Robert resulted in the death of a 71-year-old Covington woman, according to Louisiana State Police.

The accident occurred just after 6 a.m. at the LA445/Robert exit in Tangipahoa Parish.

Kalin Mckenzie, 20, had stopped a 2005 Nissan sedan in the left lane of I-12. It was disabled from a previous unrelated incident, police said.

Michael Lawrence, 33, stopped his 2011 Dodge utility truck behind Mckenzie and activated the truck's emergency flashers in an attempt to warn oncoming traffic, according to the LSP.

Terry Gerot, who was driving a 2003 Ford pickup truck, did not see the stopped vehicles. She struck the rear od the Dodge, pushing it forward into the Nissan.

Gerot was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office.

Driver impairment is not suspected to be a factor, police said.

Mckenzie and Lawrence were wearing seatbelts and received minor injuries, police said.

The accident blocked the left lane and caused delays for about a mile. All lanes were reopened by 7:45 a.m.

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