Caddo coroner releases name of Shreveport man crushed by tree in Blanchard


CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has released the name of a Shreveport man who was crushed by a tree after it fell on top of his mobile home in Blanchard Friday evening.

Jerry Smith, 48, was killed by a large tree after it snapped and landed on the southeast corner of a mobile home near the bedroom and bathroom, where his body was found by Caddo Parish deputies.

CPSO says they received a call around 6:30 p.m. about a body in the 8900 block of Country-Aire Drive. A neighbor told CPSO deputies they heard the tree fall and went to investigate for himself.

The neighbor found a woman inside and helped her to safety before contacting 911. The woman was not injured.

The tree did extensive damage to the mobile home. Deputies say there were strong winds in the area from a storm when the tree collapse happened.

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