One man died, and another was hospitalized following a major accident in west Shreveport Saturday afternoon.
Robert Sikes, 52, a passenger, died of his injuries at University Health Hospital, while Bobbie Goleman, 54, driver the vehicle Sikes was riding in, was transported to University Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Just after 5 p,m. Saturday, Shreveport police responded to reports of a major accident in the 3700 block of Greenwood Road.
When they arrived, officers were made aware that a passenger in one of the vehicles had sustained life-threatening injuries during the crash and was immediately transported to University Health Hospital. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene but was quickly located behind a nearby business and transported to University Health hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Shreveport Police crash investigators were called to the scene due to the severity of the injuries. Through witness interviews and evidence gathered from the roadway investigators believe that a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by Goleman, of the 7600 block of Lotus lane, was travelling west bound in the 3700 block of Greenwood Road and attempted to make a left turn into the Chase bank parking lot.
Goleman failed to yield to east bound traffic, turned into the path of – and was hit by – a silver Nissan Rogue driven by 30-year-old Amber Calhoun.
The passenger in Goleman’s truck was seriously injured in the crash and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Goleman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but Calhoun was not injured in the crash.
Investigators procured a search warrant to draw blood samples from Goleman for the purpose of chemical testing. That search warrant was executed and the samples will be sent to the lab for analysis. The investigation is ongoing.