Afternoon crash claims life of Shreveport man

Sunday, April 9, 2017
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666


A crash on Hwy. 1 near KSLA Road earlier today claimed the life of a Shreveport man and sent three others to the hospital, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash just before 2 p.m.  Witnesses said a 1998 Ford Ranger was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of Hwy. 1 when it hit a 2005 Ford F-150 head-on. The passenger in the Ranger, Calvin George, 55, of Shreveport, was deceased at the scene. The driver, Cedric Lee, 51, of Bossier City, was flown by Life Air to University Health.

The driver of the F-150 has been identified as Gary Harris, 58, of Vivian. His passenger was identified as his wife, Violet, 54. Both were taken by North Caddo Ambulance to University Health for treatment of their injuries. 

The crash is under investigation by the Caddo Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit. The Caddo Sheriff's Patrol Division and Fire District #7 also responded. Charges are pending in connection with the crash.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666