Labor Day weekend gets off to a deadly start

A woman who was traveling west bound on 3132 approaching Linwood is dead tonight after an east bound green Chevy four door crossed the median and flipped striking the woman’s vehicle.
Shreveport Police Crash investigators are probing the cause of a two car accident that claimed the life of a Benton woman Friday afternoon.

Just before 4:00 p.m. August 30, 2013, Shreveport Police responded to a two car accident along a stretch of Terry Bradshaw Passway just east of the Linwood Avenue entry and exit ramps.  Upon arrival at the scene, authorities learned a silver, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt had rolled over, striking a 1997 Nissan Altima, whose driver was ejected from the vehicle. Shreveport Fire Department personnel advised responding officers the ejected driver was deceased. 


Shreveport Police Crash investigators responded to the scene of the accident and immediately launched an investigation.  It was apparent through roadway evidence, the silver 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 28 year old Chelsea Ferris of Shreveport, was east bound in the inside lane of Terry Bradshaw Passway when, for reasons unknown, her vehicle left the left side of the roadway and crossed into oncoming west bound traffic where it rolled, striking the 1997 Nissan Altima driven by 37 year old Jocelyn D. Wright of Benton, Louisiana.  Wright, who suffered serious injuries during the crash was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Chelsea Harris, was treated by the Shreveport Fire Department for minor injuries and released at the scene.  Ferris was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where blood samples were recovered for submittal  to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab for toxicological testing.  Ferris was later transported to the Shreveport Police Department's Traffic Division where she was interviewed by investigators.  The exact cause of the accident is currently under investigation.  Charges in the case are pending the outcome of toxicology results.

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