[UPDATE] We now have this update from Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale:

The crash happened at about 3:30 a.m. when a pickup truck with a male driver and male passenger exited I-20 eastbound at Old Minden Road, went across Old Minden Road and struck SWEPCO pole in front of the Wendy's.

The truck rolled over, trapping the passenger inside. The BCFD had to extricate the passenger from the truck. He was taken to University Health in Shreveport and was at last check in serious condition. The driver was taken to the same hospital and was listed as stable. Police suspect alcohol and speed were factors in the wreck.

The crash did knock out power to a portion of the area. It appears lights are out along Old Minden Road from I-20 to Waller Ave. The outage doesn't appear to be widespread. Police had Old Minden Road in front of the Wendy's shut down for about 2 1/2 hours while they worked the wreck. The road reopened at about 6 a.m.

[ORIGINAL STORY] An early-morning accident has knocked out power in north Bossier.

All we know right now is that a vehicle flipped near the Wendy's at Old Minden and I-20, and two people have been taken to the hospital. Police tell us the driver could be charged with DWI.

More than 800 SWEPCO customers in the area are in the dark this morning because of the wreck. Utility trucks were out at the scene early this morning trying to restore power, and police have the area blocked.

Give us updates this morning at 320-5335 (KEEL).


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