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Update: Police on Scene of Fatal Motorcycle Crash


January 11, 2023


Lafayette, LA – The fatal crash that occurred last night is a result of a vehicle turning right from the 1800 block of Twelfth St into the 400 block of Carmel Dr.  The motorcycle was traveling east in the 400 block of Carmel Dr and collided with the front driver side fender of the vehicle. The motorcycle then made contact with a second vehicle that was westbound in the 400 block of Carmel Dr. The operator of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries sustained from the accident.  He has been identified as 43-year-old Grant Mertz of Lafayette, LA. Traffic investigators are handling the crash and the investigation is ongoing.

Police on Scene of a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Original Release:  1/10/23 @ 7:18 pm

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police Traffic Investigators are currently on the scene in the 400 block of Carmel Drive regarding a major traffic crash involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred around 6:34 p.m. There is one confirmed fatality at this time. The intersection of Carmel Avenue and Twelfth Street is shut down while officers work this accident. If possible please avoid the area and take alternate routes.

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