Nov 16, 2013 4:29 PM by KATC

Lafayette Couple Dies in West Baton Rouge Parish Fatal Crash

A crash in West Baton Rouge Parish leaves a Lafayette couple dead. It happened last night just after 11:00 pm on I-10 Westbound near LA 415 in Lobdell. Troopers say a 2002 Ford F-150 operated by Farnis Keller, Jr. of Slaughter was traveling eastbound on I-10 and a 2006 Chevrolet Pickup operated by John M. Faul of Lafayette was traveling westbound on I-10. Troopers say the Ford was towing a four-wheeler on a trailer, when the driver lost control. The vehicle crossed the median, entered the westbound lanes, and hit the Chevy pickup. Troopers say the impact caused the Ford to continue across the westbound lanes and come to rest partially in the right lane and shoulder. The impact pushed the Chevrolet off of the roadway; and it came to rest in the tree line.

Keller, the Ford's lone occupant, was restrained and he received no injuries. The Chevrolet had four total occupants.

John and Elain Faul (Husband and Wife of Lafayette) were restrained; however, they received fatal injuries from the impact of the Ford on the left side of the Chevrolet. Both were pronounced dead on the scene by West Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.

This crash remains under investigation.



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