SHREVEPORT — Interstate 20 has reopened in both directions following a fiery early morning accident that sent two people to the hospital, the Shreveport Police Department reported.
Investigators suspect racing led to the Saturday morning crash.
It happened shortly after 4 a.m. near Shreveport’s Hearne Avenue exit when the driver of a 1994 Chevrolet Impala traveling west lost control of the car.
The car struck a guard rail, went airborne and struck a tractor-trailer rig in the eastbound lanes, causing a fire.
The 22-year-old Impala driver was thrown from the car.
He and the truck driver, a 58-year-old man from West Monroe, were hospitalized.
Police said both were seriously injured.
A passenger in the Chevrolet was reported to have walked away from the crash prior to officers arriving.
The passenger was later located and interviewed by investigators.
Police believe the Chevrolet driver was racing when the accident happened.
Investigators anticipate that the driver of the speeding Chevrolet will face prosecution.
Police spokesman Bill Goodin announced the reopening of the highway shortly after 11:30 a.m.