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Caddo deputies investigate fatal crash on US Hwy 79

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Posted by Bobby Herring - (318) 422-9281


An elderly women has died from injuries she received during a crash on Hwy 79, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.

Caddo deputies worked a crash yesterday evening involving a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Peterbuilt tractor truck.  Deputies determined the driver of the Mitsubishi was traveling southbound in the 9900 block of US Hwy 79, when for unknown reasons the veihicle crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic. The driver of the Peterbuit tractor truck was traveling northbound and was unable to avoid the crash. The driver of the Mitsubishi, an elderly women, was treated on the scene by Caddo Fire District  #3 and transported to University Health where she later died from her injuries. The driver of the truck received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. 

The deceased is from California and attempts are being made to notify the family. The crash remains under investigation by the Caddo Sheriff's Patrol Division. 

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Bobby Herring at (318) 422-9281