Highway 80 is back open following a fiery crash involving three vehicles on Friday, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
A call about a crash came in just before noon on Friday. Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies quickly responded and found two vehicles on fire, and a third destroyed. Preliminary investigation has determined that a gray pick-up truck was driving eastbound on Highway 80 when it crossed over onto oncoming traffic, hitting another pick-up truck head-on. Then, a third vehicle crashed into the back of the second pick-up truck.
The wrong-way driver ended up on the side of the road, while the other two vehicles went up in flames.
Caddo Fire District 3 transported two people to an area hospital. CPSO deputies are awaiting the results of a test to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. The investigation continues.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
Highway 80 is completely shutdown as Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Caddo Fire District 3 work on a major crash involving multiple vehicles on Hwy. 80 at I-20.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
We will update this press release as more information becomes available.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Bia Roldan at (318) 658-2959