Dump Truck Driver Dies After Accident
A dump truck accident at a local landfill has left the driver dead.
Shreveport Fire was called to the Mount Zion Road Landfill in the 600 block of Mount Zion Road at around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon after a serious dump truck accident. It took the efforts of six units with twenty-two firefighters about two and a half hours to rescue the trapped driver from the mangled equipment, all while providing emergency medical services. The victim was air lifted by LifeAir Rescue to a local hospital with CPR in progress.
Despite all life-saving efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Shreveport Police Department. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death. The name of the victim is withheld pending notification of the next of kin.