Name of driver released in fatal crash on Wednesday night

Name of driver released in fatal crash on Wednesday night
Authorities say one person is dead and another is in custody following a wreck the night of April 5 on North Market Street at Northport Boulevard. (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
Authorities say one person is dead and another is in custody following a wreck the night of April 5 on North Market Street at Northport Boulevard. (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Authorities have released the name of a driver involved in a fatal crash on Wednesday night.

L.C. Hearne, 62, of Shreveport has been booked into the Caddo Correctional Center and charged with vehicular manslaughter, according to a news release from Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. on north Highway 1 at Northpark Drive.

Deputies say that a 2013 Ford F-250 driven by Hearne was traveling at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light and struck a 2005 Ford F-150 on the driver's side. The F-150 was attempting turn onto Hwy 1, according to a CPSO news release.

The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. His name has not been released.

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