Bossier School District says 68-year-old Shreveporter Frederick Ogunyemi, a facilitator with the School District's social services division, was on school business at the time of the wreck. (Source: Bossier School District)
(Source: Semmie Buffin/ KSLA News 12)
One person is dead after a crash in Bossier Parish on Hwy. 80 (Source: Semmie Buffin/ KSLA News 12)
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
A Shreveport resident is the man who died in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Bossier Parish, authorities say.
Killed was 68-year-old Frederick Ogunyemi, a facilitator with Bossier School District's social services division who had worked for the district for 20 years.
"He was on school business when the crash occurred," School District spokeswoman Sonja Bailes said.
Ogunyemi was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima west on U.S. Highway 80 just west of Chandler Road when the car ran into the median just before 9 a.m., struck a crossover and rolled over several times, according to Louisiana State Police.
He was taken to University Health in Shreveport, where he later was pronounced dead.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Dr. Fred Ogunyemi, who was a friend to us all at Bossier schools," says a statement released by Bossier schools Superintendent Scott Smith.
"'Dr. O,’ as he was affectionately called, had worked in the district for 20 years and will be missed in a tremendous way.
"He was the consummate professional, his work ethic unparalleled. He had an amazing personality and great attitude to match, going above and beyond what was ever asked of him, with never a complaint.
"This is a true testament of an outstanding man who will be sorely missed on this earth, but who will forever remain in our hearts.”
Impairment is not suspected as a factor in the crash; however, toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis, as is routine in fatal wrecks, Trooper First Class Matt Harris said.
Authorities had to block off the inside lane of westbound Hwy. 80 as crews worked to clear the wreckage.
The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office assisted State Police.