Two critically hurt in head-on collision on US 84

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 12:44pm

DeSoto Parish -- Louisiana state police were sent to a two-vehicle crash on US 84, just east of LA 510, at 5:15 p.m. in DeSoto Parish Friday.

According to troopers, a Ryder rental truck was traveling west on US 84 when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted across the center line and entered the eastbound lane of travel. The truck then collided head-on with a tractor trailer that was traveling east.

After impact, the Ryder truck came to a stop in the roadway and the tractor trailer, which lost its load, came to rest partially off the roadway.

The driver of the truck, 20-year-old Naik Ramanand and his passenger, 40-year-old Norman D. Latcha, both of Bossier City, were seriously injured in the crash and flown to a Shreveport hospitalt. It is unknown if Ramanand and Latcha were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the tractor trailer, 52-year-old Nathaniel Anthony of Shreveport, was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash and was not injured.

Information from Louisiana state police

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