2 killed, 1 injured in major accident on North Market
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Caddo sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of a fatal crash on Highway 1.
On July 9 at 8:27 a.m., the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) responded to a report of a major traffic accident in the 5700 block of North Market Street. During the investigation, deputies learned that a black SUV traveling north crossed the center lane and hit a black Ford Fusion waiting for the traffic light from the southbound lane on Hwy 1 at Northport Boulevard.
Two occupants of the SUV died from their wounds. The Caddo coroner’s office later identified them as two Vivian men.
Richard Whatley Jr., the 53-year-old who was driving the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:39 a.m., the coroner’s office reported. His 28-year-old nephew Chris Whatley Jr. died in the Ochsner LSU Health emergency room at 9:03 a.m.
The driver of the Fusion was transported to a local hospital for treatment non-life-threatening injuries.
According to 911 records, up to 14 units were on the scene of the two-vehicle collision.
Deputies are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
Updates to come as more information becomes available.
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