• Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

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1-year-old in critical condition, others injured in Kilgore wreckage

KILGORE — A 1-year-old boy remains in critical condition at a Shreveport hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Kilgore Monday afternoon.

The Kilgore Police Department said two adults and two children were injured when a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox and a 2017 Ford F250 collided at the intersection of State Highway 135 and Peavine Road.

Austin Morris, 25, of Gladewater, was driving the Chevrolet Equinox eastbound on Peavine Road when he failed to yield the right-of-way as his vehicle entered the intersection of Peavine Road and State Highway 135, police said.

According to police, Morris’ vehicle then collided with the 2017 Ford F250 traveling northbound on State Highway 135.

Morris and the three other people in his vehicle, a woman, a 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy, were injured and taken to local hospitals. The 1-year-old was then flown to Shreveport for treatment, police said.

The driver of the 2017 Ford F250, Antonia Sanchez, 58, of Gilmer, was not injured. This crash will be further investigated, KPD explained.

Police: Marshall man charged with shooting kills himself

MARSHALL — A man charged in a shooting at a Marshall clothing store has died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Montrel Hatton, 39, of Marshall, was identified by witnesses after a shooting at Citi Trends in June. According to the Marshall Police Department, Hatton entered the store and opened fire, injuring two women. Hatton turned himself in a few days later for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

An arrest warrant was issued for Hatton last week after he failed to show up for a pretrial hearing, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office was informed Thursday that Hatton had disabled an ankle monitor that was issued as part of his bail conditions.

“Also, Hatton contacted a parole officer … who oversees the pre-trial paroles. Hatton’s comments to the parole officer were alarming and there was growing concern for Hatton and the victims in this case,” the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said it received information Thursday that Hatton may be located in the 500 block of Pearson Street in Avinger, and officers from Harrison and Cass County law enforcement responded to that location.

“When the deputies attempted to speak to Hatton inside an apartment building and in the presence of his family, he attempted to shoot himself,” the sheriff’s office said.

Hatten was taken by helicopter to a medical center in Shreveport, where he died Thursday night from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

“The Cass County Sheriff’s Department of Criminal Investigation has responded and will be conducting this investigation, as is standard in all suicide incidents,” the sheriff’s office said.

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