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State Police: Rayne man killed in Acadia Parish crash on LA 35

Posted: 6:15 PM, Jun 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-05 19:15:54-04

Louisiana State Police say a man from Rayne was killed Tuesday afternoon in a fatal two-vehicle crash on LA 35 in Acadia Parish. 

Troopers say the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on June 5, 2018. Officers were notified of a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 35 north of LA 365 near Branch. One person, 54-year-old Joseph Goodwin of Rayne, was killed in the crash.

The preliminary investigation, according to troopers, revealed Goodwin was traveling south on LA 35 when for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

Goodwin was wearing a seat belt, but suffered fatal injuries, according to a release. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office. The person in the tractor-trailer was properly restrained and was not injured.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. 

This crash remains under investigation.