Shreveport — Shreveport Police have identified the man who lost his life following a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning in east Shreveport.
Just after midnight on Sunday June 15, 2014, members of the Shreveport Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Clyde Fant Parkway at Shreveport Barksdale Highway involving a motorcycle and a four door sedan. Upon officers arrival at the scene, it was learned 23 year old 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 on the scene of the accident told authorities Hall was traveling south bound on Clyde Fant Parkway approaching Shreveport-Barksdale Highway when the driver of the Accent, 24 year old Janee Clay of Shreveport, entered ClydeFant Parkway heading east from the exit ramp of Shreveport Barksdale Highway, 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 scene shortly after the accident at which time Hall was pronounced deceased.
Clay, who was not seriously 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 may have been a causative factor in the crash as they continue their probe into the events surrounding the accident. .