One woman has died in a crash in southwest Shreveport. The wreck happened just before 8pm in the 8900 block of Mansfield Road near the innerloop.

Police issued this report:

On November 23rd officers responded to a major accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the 8900 block of Mansfield Road. The pedestrian was transported to Ochsner LSU Medical Center where she later died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

 

The pedestrian has been identified as 60 year old Angela Marie Ford of Shreveport. The Caddo Coroner's Office says she suffered "multiple abrasions and blunt-force injuries that included a fractured left leg."

She was transported to the Ochsner LSU Health hospital emergency room, where she was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m.

Due to the severity of the crash, members of the Crash Investigations Unit were summoned. Detectives marked roadway evidence, took measurements, and gathered witness statements. Their preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the 8900 block of Mansfield Road when the driver observed what appeared to be a silhouette of a person entering the roadway. The driver tried to avoid the collision but struck the pedestrian as she entered the roadway. The driver of the Silverado immediately stopped, pulled over onto the shoulder of Mansfield Road, rendered aid to the pedestrian, and called 911.

 

An autopsy has been authorized.

The driver of the truck was taken to the Shreveport Police Complex for routine toxicology testing. Impairment was not suspected.