Man Killed in Collision with Louisiana Fire Truck

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SHREVEPORT, La.-- 48-year-old Gary Cooper, of the Oil City-Vivian area, is dead after a Monday night collision with a Shreveport Fire truck.

It happened on North Market Street near the intersection with Lincoln Drive. Police say the pick-up hit the fire truck as crews were responding to a grass fire.

Three people were in that truck. Cooper later died at the hospital. The 22-year-old driver, Ronald Osborne, and a 16-year-old passenger, Brent Boome, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses at the scene said the fire truck had its lights and sirens on, but the truck failed to yield, causing the accident.

Republished with permission of KTAL-TV.

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