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One critically injured in rollover crash


UPDATE:  The man injured in Tuesday morning’s rollover crash on the ART Parkway has been identified as 30 year old James Mark Eakin Jr. of Haughton. At last check he was listed in critical condition at University Health.

The Bossier City Police Department is investigating a single vehicle rollover crash that left one man with what are believed to be life threatening injuries.

Photo courtesy of BCPD
Photo courtesy of BCPD

The crash happened at approximately 3 AM today in front of the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in the 3100 block of Arthur Ray Teague Parkway. The  30-year-old driver of a 1994 Ford F150 pick up truck heading northbound on the parkway lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the road, crash into the sign in front of the veterans home and rollover.

Personnel with the Bossier City Fire Department had to extricate the driver from the vehicle. He was airlifted via Life Air helicopter to University Health in Shreveport.

The name of the driver is being withheld at this time pending notification of his family. Police were able to keep traffic flowing on the parkway open while they investigated the crash.

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