2 still in critical condition after traffic accident on I-20

Officer injured in crash
One of the cars involved in the accident on I-20
One of the cars involved in the accident on I-20(KSLA)
Published: Aug. 7, 2021 at 5:20 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM CDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Police Department responded to a major accident around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.

SPD says that a truck lost a tire while traveling west on I-20 near Fairfield Avenue and proceeded to pull off the highway. A car then hit the truck from behind causing the truck to cross two lanes of traffic and into the path of five motorcyclists.

One motorcycle crashed into the truck while three others proceeded to wreck.

Officials say two of the motorcyclists were pronounced dead at the scene with another reported as being in critical condition.

One passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver and another passenger were in critical condition. The two other motorcyclists had minor injuries.

Those with injuries were taken to a hospital for treatment. Vivian Police Chief, Ryan Nelson, says that the motorcyclist that was in critical condition is Ashley Ellis, a fellow Vivian police officer who is reported as being in stable condition at the hospital.

PRAYERS NEEDED-Keep Ashley Ellis and all involved in your prayers involved in this horrific wreck early this morning....

Posted by Domonique Benn KSLA on Saturday, August 7, 2021

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s office has identified the three people killed in the collision: Anika S. Armer and Alison A. Taylor, both 40-years-old, and Kirk Jackson Jr., 37. Armer and Jackson are from Shreveport. Taylor is from Lancaster, Texas.

The crash remains under investigation.

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