Five injured in three vehicle crash in Bossier Parish

HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police investigate a three vehicle crash in Haughton, Louisiana in which five people were reportedly injured and taken to area hospitals.

The accident happened Tuesday evening on Interstate 20 in Bossier Parish.

According to troopers, 55-year-old Willie Gammage of Atlanta, Georgia attempted to merge onto I-20 eastbound from the shoulder in a tractor trailer during which the trailer reportedly hit the passenger side of a 2003 GMC Envoy, which troopers say was being driven by 61-year-old Stella Godly of Sarepta, Louisiana.

Also in that vehicle, 43-year-old Claude Newsom, 47-year-old Betty Mason and 63-year-old Gloria Craig, all from Sarepta.

Troopers say the crash caused the GMC Envoy to spin out of control and collide with a 2007 Honda Accord, which was being driven by 30-year-old Rebecca Greene of Minden, Louisiana.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Gammage, was not injured along with the driver of the GMC Envoy, Godly and a passenger, Mason were all restrained and troopers say both Godly and Mason were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

However, Newsom and Craig, passengers of Godly were not restrained and were taken to LSU Health Sciences Center by Life Air Rescue with reported serious injuries.

Greene, the driver of the Honda Accord, was restrained at the time of the crash and was taken to LSUHSC with minor injuries.

Troopers say impairment was not suspected to be a factor in this crash.

Gammage was ticketed for failure to yield and stopping on the shoulder of the road in a non-emergency capacity, according to troopers.

The crash remains under investigation.