Woman dies after driving off top deck of Bossier City parking garage

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:09pm

Update: 60 feet is a long way to fall, but that's exactly what happened to Robin Lyons of Shreveport early Wednesday morning.

21 year old Lyons, was leaving Boomtown Casino in Bossier City, when she drove her vehicle off the roof of the parking garage, crashing about 60 feel below.

When Bossier City Police and Fire Department arrived, they found Lyons trapped, upside down in her Chevrolet Caprice. They were able to use the jaws of life to pry her out of the car.

Lyons was alive when she was taken to LSU Medical Center with life threatening injuries, but died later in the day.

Police don't know what caused Lyons to crash. They speculate that it doesn't seem like a suicide since Lyons was wearing her seat belt. They think alcohol may have been a factor, and toxicology tests may need to be done.

With the help of Boomtown surveillance video, police were able to see that Lyons appeared to be a patron of the casino and was there alone.


Original Story: A woman who's vehicle drove off the top deck of a Shreveport parking garage has died.

The woman, 21 year old Robin Alexander Lyons, died from her injuries Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 3:00 am at the Boomtown Casino/Hotel parking garage in the 300 block of Riverside Drive.

Her vehicle, a late model Chevy Caprice, crashed through a barrier of steel cables and fell approximately 60 ft. onto the garage's concrete exit ramp.

The vehicle landed on its roof, pinning Lyons inside.

Bossier City emergency officials used the jaws of life to remove her from the wreckage.

She was taken to a local hospital, where she later died.

Police say that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, and that Lyons was wearing a seat belt.

No one else was injured in the accident.

The incident is under investigation.
 

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