Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Sunday, April 14, 2024

UPDATE: Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash


Lafayette, LA – In regards to Saturday’s fatal 18-Wheeler crash.  The victim has been identified as, Mariano Gonzalez 57, of Pharr, TX. This fatal crash is still currently under investigation.

Lafayette, LA – The Lafayette Police Department are on the scene of a fatal vehicle crash involving and 18-wheeler. Preliminary investigation indicates the 18-wheeler was traveling Northbound on I-49 just before East Butcher Switch Road. The 18-wheeler collided with an un-occupied abandoned vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the roadway. The 18-wheeler lost control, leaving the roadway. The 18-wheeler came to rest on the service road at 3100 NE Evangeline Thruway near East Butcher Switch. The driver of the 18-wheeler died as a result of the crash.

The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division is on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

I-49 Northbound as well as the service road is closed at Pont Des Mouton to all vehicle traffic. Updated information will be provided when available.

Information provided by the Lafayette Police Department.

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