Two people have died in separate traffic accidents in the Shreveport area in the past day.

An elderly man was killed Tuesday night when his car hit a tree. The wreck happened in the 6600 block of Jewella at about 8pm when 74-year-old Charles Conner of Shreveport apparently lost control of his car which crossed the median, hitting a tree. Conner was rushed to Ochsner LSU Hospital but was later pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.

In the other accident, a bicyclist was killed in a motor vehicle collision in north Caddo Parish Tuesday night.

55-year-old James Herring was killed in this tragic accident just before 7 p.m. in the 900 block of North Pine Street in Vivian. Herring was pronounced dead at the scene.

This accident is under investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's office. An autopsy has also been ordered in this case.

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