Lakendrick Thomas death, De Soto Parish, LA Hwy 301 car accident victim identified

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Lakendrick Thomas Death – Obituary : Louisiana State Police have identified 37-year-old Lakendrick Thomas, of Shreveport as the man that passed away following a two-vehicle accident that took place in De Soto Parish on Monday morning.

The two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of Thomas occurred on Monday, September 13, 2021 at about 11 a.m. at the intersection of LA Hwy 5 at LA Hwy 301.

Lakendrick Thomas Car Accident – cause of death

According to report, Chad Sharpley, 42, of Frierson was driving northbound in a 2019 Peterbilt tractor-trailer on LA Hwy 5 while Thomas was in a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer heading southbound on LA Hwy 5.

Shortly after, Sharpley lost control of the truck and crashed into the cab of the Kenworth. Sharpley who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash came out unhurt . On the other hand, Thomas was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred. He sustained life threatening injuries and was confirmed dead at the scene of the crash.

Authorities do not suspect impairment to be a factor in the crash. However, toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and submitted for analysis.

The crash is still under investigation.