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June 20 10:44 AM

Police identify victim in fatal motorcycle crash

Shreveport police have identified the man who lost his life following a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning in east Shreveport.

Just after midnight, Shreveport police officers responded to a two -vehicle crash that happened at the intersection of Clyde Fant Parkway at Shreveport-Barksdale Highway involving a motorcycle and a four-door sedan.

When officers arrived at the scene, they learned that 23-yearold Derrick M. Hall, who had been operating a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle, died from injuries received after being involved in a collision with a 2009 Hyundai Accent.

A witness at the scene of the accident told authorities that Hall was traveling southbound on Clyde Fant Parkway approaching Shreveport-Barksdale Highway when the driver of the Accent, 24- year-old Janee Clay of Shreveport, entered Clyde Fant Parkway heading east from the Shreveport -Barksdale exit ramp, allegedly pulling into the path of Hall’s motorcycle.

A subsequent collision occurred between the two vehicles, during which time the motorcycle impacted the driver’s side of Clay’s vehicle.

Shreveport Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene shortly after the accident, at which time Hall was pronounced dead.

Clay, who was not seriously hurt in the crash, was transported to an area hospital for standard toxicological testing as mandated by state law.

While no exact cause of the accident has been established, crash investigators believe that speed my have been a causative factor in the crash.

The investigation is continuing.

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