Lafayette

Mar 29, 2013 12:01 PM by Ian Auzenne

Driver in Moss Street Fatal Charged with OWI, Vehicular Homicide

The driver who allegedly caused a fatal three-car crash Thursday has been charged with vehicular homicide and OWI. Investigators say 31-year-old Phillip Benoit swerved his car into the southbound lanes in the 3200 block of Moss Street and hit two other vehicles. Police have identified the victim as a 12-year-old passenger in Benoit's car. Benoit was also charged with careless operation, operating an unsafe vehicle, and child endangerment.

Benoit and two other passengers were taken to a local hospital with mild to moderate injuries. The drivers of the two other cars were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.

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