FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2023
Lafayette, LA – Through further investigation of the multi vehicle crash, it was determined that minutes prior to the crash occurring, Maurice Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on 1 of the vehicles involved in the crash. This attempted traffic stop occurred within the jurisdiction of the Maurice Police Department. The driver of the suspect vehicle, an adult male, refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated by Maurice Police Department prior to entering the city of Lafayette, however the suspect continued traveling at a high rate of speed which resulted in the vehicle crash at approximately 10:42 a.m. Lafayette Police has arrested Vinnie Gary, 32, of Lafayette for Careless Operation of a Vehicle with Crash, Insurance Violation, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
All travel lanes on the 6600 block of Johnston Street are now open.
Major Vehicle Crash With Injuries – 6600 Block Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police are currently on the scene of a multi vehicle crash involving injuries on the 6600 block of Johnston Street, northbound headed into the city of Lafayette. As a result of the crash, one of the vehicles overturned. One person was transported to a local hospital by medical personnel for non-life threatening injuries. Due to the crash, one northbound lane of Johnston Street is currently closed and may cause unusual traffic congestion for northbound traffic, so motorists should consider an alternate route, if possible. This crash is currently under investigation and an update will be provided as more information becomes available.