UPDATE: Pedestrian struck on Southern Loop dies; coroner identifies

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – UPDATE: The pedestrian struck and mortally injured by a motor vehicle on Southern Loop late Monday, has been identified by the Caddo Parish Coroner’s office.

Shatira Caldwell, 33, of Caddo Parish, was injured just before 10:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Southern Loop near Wallace Lake Road. She was transported to Ochsner LSU Health hospital where she died at 4:09 a.m. today.

Caldwell was identified through fingerprint comparison. An autopsy has been ordered at Ochsner LSU Health hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s office, to which media should direct further information.


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a crash that led to a 33-year-old woman being struck by an Eastbound car on Southern Loop near Wallace Lake Rd. late Monday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday night, a man and his father were traveling Eastbound on Southern Loop near Wallace Lake Rd., in a Toyota Avalon, when they struck a pedestrian, who was in the roadway. 

They immediately called 911, and Caddo Patrol deputies were dispatched to the scene.  Caddo deputies found a 33-year-old black female with severe injuries.  She was transported to Oschner LSU Health Shreveport with life-threatening injuries. 

 Upon further investigation, Caddo deputies noticed the circumstances behind the female being in the roadway were suspicious and contacted the Caddo Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Unit to further investigate the matter. 

The driver of Toyota Avalon is not currently under investigation, although the circumstances leading up to the female victim being struck by the vehicle remain under further investigation. 

At this time, there are no new updates on the condition of the injured pedestrian. The identities of those involved are not being released at this time due to notification of family and for the preservation of the on-going investigation.

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