Rescuers respond to ATV crash near Cypress

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, and Natchitoches Parish Fire District #5 responded to a All-Terrain Vehicle injury crash Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. on private property in the 12000 block of La. Hwy 1 south of Cypress.

Deputies say Bobby Joe Mitchell Jr., 20 of Natchitoches, was operating a 2016 Can AM ATV on private property when he apparently attempted to jump a levee near a crawfish pond. The ATV then impacted the ground ejecting Mitchell.

The ATV then rolled over on Mitchell before rolling off of him.
Mitchell was transported from the scene by EMS and later transferred to University Health in Shreveport with serious injuries.

The crash investigation is currently continuing by Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division.