CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Highway 80 is back open at I-20 after a crash shut the roadway down just before noon Friday.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Caddo Fire District 3 responded to the scene and drivers were re-routed until the scene could be cleared and the road reopened.
The sheriff’s office says the crash involved a total of three vehicles, starting with a pickup truck that was heading eastbound on Hwy 80 when it crossed over into the westbound lanes and hit an oncoming pickup truck head-on. Then, a third vehicle crashed into the back of the second pick-up truck and both caught fire.
Two people were taken to an area hospital. CPSO says deputies are awaiting the results of a test to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated and the investigation continues.
All lanes were back open as of 3 p.m.