Driver killed when vehicle hits downed tree

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - One person was killed Thursday afternoon after his car crashed into a tree that had fallen across a Caddo Parish road.

Caddo Parish authorities say Thursday's storms knocked down a tree on Highway 170, also called Pine Island Road, about a half-mile west of Mt. Gilead Road. A car heading eastbound on Highway 170 crashed into the tree and went underneath it, traveled another 350 feet, ran off the road and hit another tree. Authorities say the driver died at the scene.

Two other vehicles hit the tree just after the fatality accident but before emergency responders arrived. No one in either of those vehicles suffered major injuries.

The identity of the accident victim has not been released pending a notification of next of kin.

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