One dead, one injured in head on crash on Barksdale Blvd.

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Photo by Mark Natale - Public Information Officer, City of Bossier City

UPDATE: We have learned that the driver of the Toyota Camry that was involved in yesterday’s crash in the 3200 block of Barksdale Boulevard has died of her injuries. She has been identified as Betty J. Kimberly, 64, of Bossier City. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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Original post — Bossier City police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in the 3200 block of Barksdale Boulevard that resulted in all lanes of traffic being temporarily closed.

The crash happened at approximately 5:30 PM. Witnesses say a Toyota Camry was southbound on Barksdale Boulevard when it crossed over into the northbound lanes of traffic and hit a Chevrolet Traverse nearly head on.

The wreck has been cleared and all lanes of traffic are now open.
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Bossier City Fire Department personnel had to extricate driver of the Camry out of the vehicle. She was taken to University Health in Shreveport with potentially life threatening injuries. The driver of the Traverse was taken to Willis Knighton-Pierremont. She sustained what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

Several minutes before the crash, the driver of the Camry was reportedly involved in a separate non-injury hit and run crash on Barksdale Boulevard at Shady Grove Drive. In that wreck witnesses say the driver of the Camry rear ended another vehicle and drove off. Witnesses were able to get a license plate number which matched that of the Camry.