Arrest made in overnight fatal crash in Keithville


KEITHVILLE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after an overnight crash killed one person in Keithville.

Caddo Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a crash around 10:30 Tuesday night on Mansfield Road, south of Fountainbleau Road. They say that 25-year-old Dontavius Alexander was driving a BMW 750Li northbound while in the southbound lane of Mansfield Road and hit two vehicles traveling southbound.

One of the southbound vehicles overturned and caught fire. The driver of that vehicle was declared dead on the scene. Both occupants of the other southbound vehicle were taken to the hospital by private vehicle with minor injuries. Alexander was taken to Ochsner LSU Health by ambulance with moderate injuries.

Dontavius Alexander was arrested for vehicular homicide, driving the wrong way on a highway, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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