Caddo coroner releases name of woman killed in duck pond crash

Good Samaritans recount daring rescue; others question safety of rebuilt intersection

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Caddo coroner's office has released the name of a woman killed when her car slammed into a Shreveport bayou.

Megan Victoria Brown, 40, was identified by family members at University Health.

Brown's 2001 Dodge Stratus plunged into East Kings Highway Park, known as the duck pond and part of Shreveport's Anderson Bayou, just before 7 p.m. Monday.

Three children - two 9-year-olds and a 7-year-old -  and 64-year-old Kathy Brown also were in the car when it became submerged. The children were not injured.

The elder Brown was taken to the hospital via ambulance for treatment of injuries authorities said did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police say the Dodge was one of three vehicles involved in a crash at Shreveport-Barksdale Highway at East Kings Highway.

The 2011 Chevrolet Express Van and a 2002 Toyota Avalon remained on land.

A passenger in the Avalon, identified as 68-year-old Kathleen Anderson, was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The driver of the Avalon, 69-year-old Eliot Anderson, was not injured.

The driver of the Chevrolet van, 61-year-old Charlene Williams, also was uninjured.

Police say information and evidence gathered at the scene suggest Brown's vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed and came to rest at the bottom of the bayou.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police say they applaud the heroic efforts of several good Samaritans who saw the crash and stepped in to pull the victims of the accident from the water.

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