A Shreveport man is behind bars and a motorist is deceased following a three vehicle crash Friday evening.
Just after 11:00 p.m. on December 13, 2019, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the intersection of E.70th Street at Gilbert Drive relative to a major accident. On officer’s arrival, it was learned an adult female motorist was deceased on scene after her vehicle was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a Chevrolet Camaro. Based on preliminary findings, along with on scene evidence, it is believed the victim was stopped at the red light on E.70th Street at Gilbert Drive facing eastbound, when an eastbound heading, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro plowed into the back of the victims Ford Explorer, causing the Explorer to subsequently strike a passenger bus. The bus was carrying a visiting hockey team, the Lone Star Brahmas from North Richland Hills, Texas. They were in town playing the Shreveport Mudbugs.
Authorities detained the driver of the Camaro, 26 year old Jeremy Prentiss at the scene of the crash and transported him to the Shreveport Police Department’s Field Support Bureau for sobriety testing. No other injuries were reported at the scene. Following additional testing, Prentiss was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and vehicular homicide. The identity of the victim will be released by officials with the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office. Prentiss remains jailed at the Shreveport City Jail.
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