GORUM-A Gorum man was airlifted to a Shreveport hospital following a single-vehicle crash near Gorum on Monday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday evening March 29 at approximately 7:25pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #1 responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a single-vehicle crash involving injuries on La. Hwy 119 approximately 1-mile south of the Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway near Gorum, La.

Responding EMS and fire units arrived on scene shortly thereafter finding the sole occupant of the vehicle suffering from head and shoulder injuries requesting medical air support.

Air EVAC Lifeteam medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene.

Deputies say 72-year-old Charles Larry Carter of Gorum, La. was operating a 1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck traveling southbound on La. Hwy 119 approximately 1 mile south of the Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway near Gorum when he apparently left the roadway on the right side then overcorrected crossing the northbound and southbound lanes. The vehicle then left the road on the left side traveling a short distance striking a tree head-on coming to a rest.

NPSO Deputies and NPFD #1 set-up a landing zone for the helicopter on La. Hwy 119 near I-49.
Carter was transported from the scene by EMS to the landing zone then airlifted by Air EVAC to an Alexandria hospital with moderate injuries.

Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria investigated the crash.

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