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1 killed when vehicle overturns, catches fire; 3 others hurt in 3-vehicle wreck near Keithville

BMW 750Li was traveling north in southbound lanes when it collided with 2 southbound vehicles, authorities say
Caddo Parish first responders are on the scene of a major traffic accident about a couple miles...
Caddo Parish first responders are on the scene of a major traffic accident about a couple miles north of Keithville. Dispatch records show the wreck was first reported at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. That’s when the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office sent eight units to the scene on Mansfield Road (U.S. Highway 171) about a quarter mile south of Fountainbleau Road. The southbound lanes of Mansfield Road are closed at Fountainbleau Road, authorities say.(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 11:17 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2021 at 3:51 PM CST
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) — The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says one person is charged following a fatal wreck that killed one person and injured three others.

Dontavius Alexander, 25, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, driving the wrong way on a highway, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dispatch records show the wreck on Mansfield Road (U.S. Highway 171), less than two miles north of Keithville, was first reported at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9.

That’s when Caddo sheriff’s patrol deputies were notified of the crash in the 11000 block of Mansfield Road. That’s about a quarter-mile south of Fountainbleau Road.

A BMW 750Li (driven by Alexander) was traveling north in the southbound lanes when it collided with two southbound vehicles, the sheriff’s office reports.

One of the southbound vehicles overturned and caught fire. Its driver and sole occupant, Steven Johnson, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people were in the other southbound vehicle. Both received minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by private vehicle.

Alexander received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Shreveport, Lt. James Houston said.

Eight sheriff’s units responded to the scene about a quarter-mile south of Fountainbleau Road.

A minute later, Caddo Fire District 6 responded by sending three units to an EMS event at that location. At 10:33 p.m., two units from Caddo Fire District 4 also responded.

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