BIENVILLE, La. (LSP) - A Shreveport man is dead after a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash on I-20 eastbound, about one mile east of LA 154.
Fred Cowden, 69, was traveling eastbound in the right lane on I-20. A second vehicle hit him from the rear causing his truck and trailer to separate and the truck to overturn several times. The second vehicle did not stop and fled the scene. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a tan pick-up truck.
Cowden and his juvenile passenger were properly restrained, but due to the severity of the injuries sustained in the crash, Cowden was pronounced dead at the scene. The juvenile passenger was transported to University Health with non-life threatening injuries.
Surrounding law enforcement agencies were immediately notified and are assisting in locating the suspect vehicle.
Louisiana State Troopers request that anyone who may have witnessed this crash or have any information about it to contact Troop G in Bossier City at 318.741.7411.