'Swamp People' star causes major wreck, injuring one in downtown Shreveport

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 3:43pm

Troy Broussard of “Swamp People," on The History Channel, caused a major accident, injuring one, in downtown Shreveport, Monday morning.

The crash happened around 9:00 a.m., at the corner of Lake Street and Market Street

According to the Shreveport Police Department, Broussard was driving southbound on Market St., when he ran a red light and hit an SUV that was headed east on Lake St.

The SUV hit Broussard's trailer, which was pulling an airboat, and sent the boat flying.

Broussard claimed low electrical lines attached to the signal lights distracted him.

The crash, not only injured one person, but snapped an electric pole, leaving downtown businesses powerless for hours.

The driver of the SUV was taken to an area hospital and their injuries are unknown at this time.

Broussard was headed back to south Louisiana after spending the weekend in Shreveport for the Forrest Wood Cup fishing tournament.


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