UPDATE (KTVE/KARD) — According to Monroe Police Department Sergeant Michael Fendall, the driver lost control of the vehicle. Officers do not know why it happened. Officials expected the roads to be closed for four to five hours.

They asked that drivers avoided the area until crews completed repairs.

Tuesday afternoon, Entergy reported at least 295 customers were without power. Around 9:25 p.m., Entergy’s power outage map reported about 82 customers did not have power in the area. Greg Hudson is a DeBastrop Drive property owner.

“I Just heard a large bang. I thought my air conditioner blew up. Then I thought great,” Hudson said. “Then I looked out the window and then I saw the truck and people were already outside the truck by then, and a bunch of people were over there helping them out.”

Chucky and Emmari witnessed the crash.

“Scared. She was like in the road. And she was like going. And then she ran into the pole line. And then everything caught on fire,” Chucky said. “And then that’s when my mom came outside and me and my sister came outside and like what happened? And then the lights went out and then we saw the fire was over there.”

Emmari was also scared by the crash.

According to Fendall, the car accident injured two adults, and a juvenile were in the vehicle. Tuesday afternoon, police said the victims got treatment, so at the time, we did not fully know about their conditions, but he said someone told him one person could be in serious condition.

Around 10:20 p.m., Fendall reported the area roads were still closed but should be re-opened around 10:45 p.m. There was no updates on the victims’ conditions.


MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, a single-vehicle crash took place on Forsythe Avenue. According to reports, a Ford truck hit a light pole near DeBastrop Drive and a broken power line initiated a grass fire.

Forsythe Avenue is currently blocked off from DeBastrop Drive to Racine Drive. As always, we will keep you updated once we receive more information.