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Two die in fiery crash near Creswell Ave. in Shreveport

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SHREVEPORT, La. - Two people died in a fiery crash in the Highland neighborhood after midnight Wednesday.

It happened in the 600 block of Robinson Place near Creswell Avenue.

According to the Shreveport Police Department, a truck was traveling east at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a tree. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when police arrived. The Shreveport Fire Department already worked to get the fire out.

A male and female occupant were still inside the truck at the time. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released at this time.

Damian Gibson lives across the street from where it happened and said he heard the crash.

“We heard a loud boom,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “We though it might have been a transformer going off. We ran outside and saw a truck on fire. We ran back in, grabbed our phones called 911 and everything. They started asking us questions, 'Do you see anybody in the vehicle?' We didn't see anyone at the time.”

Gibson said he felt bad when he found out there were two people inside the truck.

“I felt like I may have been able to do something. Maybe. Then I talked to a fire fighter and he said, 'Dude, I've been doing this for 28 years. The impact was so severe, they probably died on impact.’”

The cause of the crash is being investigated. We'll bring you the latest information as it becomes available.
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