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A Shreveport man is behind bars and a motorist is deceased following a three vehicle crash Friday evening

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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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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