S. Interstate 49 in Shreveport reopened after fatal crash

(Source: Shayne Wright/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Shayne Wright/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Southbound Interstate 49 is now open again after a fatal crash on Saturday afternoon, according to Shreveport police.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. near the Kings Highway exit.

A red pickup truck traveling south rolled over. One person is dead and another person has been sent to a hospital in serious condition, according to Shreveport Police spokeswoman Cpl. Angie Willhite.

According to a set of tweets from LA DOTD, drivers were diverted off I-49 at Exit 205 and to enter on the other side of the overpass.

The roadway was closed for a few hours while workers were clearing the scene of the wreck.

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