Second victim in deadly I-20 W wreck named

Second victim in deadly I-20 W wreck named
Two men are dead and two other people are injured following a crash on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Source: Cody Jennings)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has released the name of the second victim involved in a deadly crash in early February on I-20 W.

Michael Sims, 52, was ejected during the wreck, which happened just after midnight on Feb. 2 on I-20 W at Industrial Loop, the coroner’s office says. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was positively identified through fingerprint comparison.

Christopher Burch, 50, of DeSoto Parish, died at Ochsner LSU Health hospital after being transported there following the incident.

Officers were called at 12:20 a.m. to I-20 W before Greenwood near mile marker 7 for a crash involving two vehicles.

2 dead, 2 injured in I-20 west crash

According to police, several occupants were ejected from of the vehicles involved.

Three adult victims with serious and life-threatening injuries were sent to a Shreveport hospital. After arriving at the hospital another adult male victim died due to his injuries.

“Preliminary crash investigation suggests that a 2016 Ford Escape was traveling in the wrong direction when the impact occurred with a Honda Accord which was traveling westbound on I-20,” reads a news release from SPD.

I-20 W was reopened hours later, just before 4:30 a.m.

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