Benton Man Accused of Fleeing Fatal Wreck
A Benton man is locked up after being arrested in connection to a roll-over accident which left a Captain Shreve football coach dead Sunday morning.
The wreck happened just before 7:00 a.m. officers responded to the 700 block of Clyde Fant Parkway regarding a single vehicle, rollover accident. As officers arrived at the scene, it was discovered one man had been ejected from the rolled pickup truck and was suffering serious injuries. A second passenger inside the vehicle was located at the scene; however, his injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Both passengers were transported to Ochsner LSU Hospital where 23 year old Charles Logan Allen of Plain Dealing later died. The other man is expected to recover.
Shreveport Police Crash investigators were called to the scene of the accident and began their inquiry into the matter. During their probe, it was learned a third person had been inside the vehicle when it crashed. Investigators identified that person as 23 year old Julian Tyler Stephens of the 1500 block of Seven Pines Road in Benton. It was discovered Stephens was operating the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado when the crash occurred and fled the scene of the accident on foot prior to officer’s arrival. Authorities located and arrested Stephens in the 2900 block of North Market Street where he was taken into custody without incident. Following interviews with police investigators, Stephens was subsequently charged with one count each of negligent homicide, vehicular negligent injuring and hit and run driving. Stephens remains jailed at the Caddo Parish Correctional Center. The crash remains under investigation.