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Man dies after driving car into bayou

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A Caddo Parish man has died after driving his vehicle into Black Bayou on Friday night, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.

Just before 6 PM, the Sheriff's Office received a call from a citizen who said they heard a loud noise and believed  a vehicle had gone into the bayou. Patrol deputies along with responders from Caddo Fire District 8 arrived at the scene  and found evidence indicating a  vehicle had left the roadway near Noah Tyson Park. Divers from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office and Bossier Parish Sheriff's dive team responded and located a 2004 Jeep Liberty in about 10 feet of water. The Jeep was occupied by 52-year-old Johnny Lewis of Hosston. Lewis was deceased. 

Caddo Sheriff's Lt.  Michael Gray said Lewis was traveling west on Mira-Myrtis Road when his vehicle crossed the center line and went off the road and into the water. 

A cause of death has not yet been announced by the coroner. 

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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