Elderly Shreveport Couple Killed in DeSoto Parish Crash
The wreck happened just after 4:00 p.m. on Monday on US Hwy 84 just west of US Hwy 171. State Police were called to the scene of the three-vehicle crash.
81-year old Louis Flanigan and 80-year-old Inell Flanigan, who were both unrestrained died in the wreck.
State Police Troop G issued the following information about the wreck:
Louis Flanigan was eastbound on US Hwy 84 in a 1991 Jaguar XJ6, followed by a 2016 Freightliner. At the same time, a 2013 Freightliner was traveling west on US Hwy 84. The Jaguar failed to yield before attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway and was struck by the westbound Freightliner. This impact caused the Jaguar to enter the eastbound lane, where it was struck by the eastbound Freightliner.
Louis Flanigan and his passenger, Inell Flanigan were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the 2013 Freightliner was wearing his seatbelt and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the 2016 Freightliner was restrained and suffered non-life-threatening injuries
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
Troopers remind motorists to always ensure it is safe, before attempting any turning motion. Oncoming vehicles may be traveling faster and be much closer than they appear. In addition, while not all crashes are survivable, buckling your seatbelt, greatly increases your chances of survival in the event you are involved in a motor vehicle crash.
So far this year, there have been four fatality crashes in the Troop G area resulting in five deaths.
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