Unrestrained Shreveport man dies in Webster Parish crash

 Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a three-vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Hwy. 371, south of La. Hwy. 802 near Sarepta.

The  crash claimed the life of 68-year-old Bobby Neal of Shreveport.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Ford F-150, driven by 26-year-old Kendall Hampton of Haynesville, was traveling south on U.S. Hwy 371.  At the same time, a 2017 Ford Focus, driven by Neal, was stopped, waiting to enter U.S. Hwy 371 from a parking lot.  For reasons still under investigation, Hampton exited the roadway and struck Neal.  The initial impact caused Neal to strike a parked, unoccupied 1999 Dodge Durango.

All occupants were unrestrained.  Neal was transported Springhill Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  A passenger in the Ford Focus was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.  Hampton suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Impairment is not a suspected factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were collected from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.