SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – One woman is dead, a man is at Ochsner LSU Health fighting for his life, another man is in serious condition and two others are being treated for injuries sustained in an overnight three-way crash in downtown Shreveport.
Brittney Foster, 23, was pronounced dead at Ochsner’s just minutes after midnight, and 32-year-old Robert Traylor was taken to Ochsner LSU Health with life-threatening injuries, as were the other injured three injured people
A sixth victim was treated for minor injuries.
According to Shreveport police, the crash at Crockett and Spring was the culmination of a car chase that began when Bossier City police tried to stop a 1994 tan F-150 Ford pickup truck driven by Traylor for a traffic violation on Traffic Street in Bossier.
Traylor refused to stop and instead got on I-20 heading into Shreveport, leading Bossier police on a chase that went through the Highland neighborhood and back across Stoner Avenue into northbound Clyde Fant Parkway before Traylor turned into oncoming traffic on Crockett, an east-bound one-way street.
The F-150 made it one block up Crockett where it T-boned a black Chevy Camaro that was heading northbound on Spring Street. The truck traveled on, hitting a concrete wall and the impact caused it to rest vertically against the wall.
On impact, the black Camaro ricocheted into a white 2005 Infinity, which was stopped at the red light on Crockett.
Foster was in the F-150, as were the male and female who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The male driver of the Camaro suffered head injuries and internal bleeding, while the woman driving the Infinity received minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released.
SPD Cpl. Angie Willhite said although Traylor has not been charged at this time due to his critical condition, a vehicular homicide charge is pending, as well as possible kidnapping charges, along with other charges.
The accident remains under investigation.