Two people have died in separate traffic accidents in the Shreveport area in the past day.

An elderly man was killed Tuesday night when his car hit a tree. The wreck happened in the 6600 block of Jewella at about 8pm when 74-year-old Charles Conner of Shreveport apparently lost control of his car which crossed the median, hitting a tree. Conner was rushed to Ochsner LSU Hospital but was later pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.

In the other accident, a bicyclist was killed in a motor vehicle collision in north Caddo Parish Tuesday night.

55-year-old James Herring was killed in this tragic accident just before 7 p.m. in the 900 block of North Pine Street in Vivian. Herring was pronounced dead at the scene.

This accident is under investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's office. An autopsy has also been ordered in this case.

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Sadly there have been hundreds of Officers killed in Louisiana. Even more shocking, a lot of officers have perished in our region. More than 20 officers have been killed in the in the Shreveport area alone. The Officer Down Memorial Page tracks all of the officer deaths across the nation. Here's a list of all officers who died in the line of duty in Northwest Louisiana.