18-wheeler wreck leaves 3 injured, 1 critically

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 12:35pm

Bossier City police are investigating a two vehicle crash which injured three people including a woman whose injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

The crash happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday night on I-220 at Benton Road, involving a car and an 18-wheeler as they were both traveling westbound. An investigation indicates the car cut in front of the 18-wheeler and hit the rig’s front bumper. That caused the car to spin and strike the inside guardrail of the Benton Road overpass.

A passenger in the car, 27-year old Victoria Gillins of Shreveport, was thrown from the car and sustained what appeared to be life threatening injuries. Her 3-year year old son, Loyal Gillins, was also injured, as was the driver, 29-year old Jim Ware of Shreveport. All three passengers of the car were taken to a local hospital. None were wearing seat belts. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Ware initially told police that Victoria Gillins was driving the car at the time of the crash, but later confessed that he was actually behind the wheel. Ware was issued citations for no seat belt, no child restraint and no driver’s license.
 

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