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Feb 17, 2010 12:17 PM by Lafayette Police Press Release

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Car Crash

Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation.

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On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway regarding a single vehicle crash. Traffic investigators indicated that the vehicle, a blue 2 door Pontiac Grand Am, was traveling north on the NE Evangeline Thruway when for unknown reasons veered right. The vehicle struck the ditch and rolled multiple times before coming to a rest on the frontage road. The driver and front passenger of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital with moderate to severe injuries. The two rear passengers were ejected from the vehicle. One of the rear passengers was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries. The second rear passenger, a 46 year old female, was transported to the hospital were she later died from her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. The identity of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin can be notified.

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