Bossier Police: Man's death result of taxi crash - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Bossier Police: Man's death result of taxi crash


The Bossier City Police Department revealed on Tuesday that a man who died after riding in a taxi cab that crashed on I-20 early Sunday morning passed away because of injuries he suffered in the crash.

Christopher Chambers, 44, of Princeton, was a passenger in an Action Taxi cab about 3:15 a.m. when cab, a Chevrolet Impala, left the westbound lanes of I-20 and crashed into a group of trees.

The car's damage was so severe that Bossier City Fire Department personnel had to extract both Chambers and the driver, Jessica Umphries, 32, of Bossier City, from the car.

Police say Chambers was responsive and walking around after being removed from the car, but he was soon taken to LSU Health Center by Fire Department personnel due to his condition. He died later that morning at the hospital, and there was no immediate indication that he died as a result of the crash.

On Tuesday, Bossier City Police learned an autopsy determined Chambers' death was caused by internal injuries as the result of trauma.

Police are investigating to see if alcohol was a factor pending blood test results from the driver. Police say there is no indication at this point in the investigation that alcohol was involved.

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