Bossier City police are investigating a major traffic accident that happened over the weekend.
The accident happened at approximately 8 PM Saturday, Aug. 27, on I-20 near the Traffic Street exit. According to witnesses, a motorcycle with two people on it were traveling eastbound when the driver lost control, causing his female passenger to fall off. The driver of the motorcycle stopped and attempted to assist his passenger when both were hit by a car that was traveling in eastbound outside lane of traffic.
John Earnest Newhart Jr., age 43, of Bossier City (the driver of the motorcycle) was pronounced deceased at University Health in Shreveport. The female who was injured is identified as Kimberly Michele West, age 43, of Benton.