Proposal would name 7 miles of I-49 in Trey Auld's honor
As a first responder, he spent much of his young life helping others.
Now two Louisiana lawmakers have prefiled a proposal to dedicate part of a Northwest Louisiana highway in his honor.
District 7 state Rep. Lawrence A. "Larry" Bagley, R-Logansport, and District 9 state Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, are championing the idea of renaming the 7-mile stretch of I-49 between East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (Louisiana Highway 526) in south Shreveport and Stonewall-Frierson Road (Louisiana Highway 3276) in northern DeSoto Parish as the John "Trey" Auld II Memorial Expressway.
Auld, a 26-year-old paramedic from Shreveport, is among three people killed in the crash of a Pafford Air medical helicopter in Arkansas while en route to a medical call.
Auld's family says that stretch of I-49 would be a fitting tribute since that is the area he served as a volunteer firefighter when he first became a first responder.
Here is House Bill 124, which was prefiled Friday and, under House rules, has been provisionally referred to the Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works.
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