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Kaplan man killed in two-vehicle crash on Hwy 13 in Acadia Parish

Fatal Crash
Posted at 4:26 PM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 17:26:19-04

A Kaplan man is dead and five others injured following a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 13 in Acadia Parish.

State Police say that on August 28, 2021, shortly after 11:00 a.m., troopers was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 13 at Louisiana Highway 92 (E. Whitney St.) in Acadia Parish. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Isidro A. Padilla of Kaplan.

An investigation by revealed a vehicle was headed west on LA 92 when the driver failed to yield at the stop sign. That vehicle struck the side of another vehicle headed north on LA 13. After the vehicles made contact, the vehicle in which Padilla was a passenger flipped on its side. Padilla was a rear seat passenger and was partially ejected.

Padilla was not restrained and suffered fatal injuries, state police say. Five other occupants were also injured and were all transported to a local hospital with injuries ranging from moderate to severe.

The driver of the vehicle that failed to yield and his passenger were properly restrained and neither suffered injuries. Standard toxicology results are pending, but impairment is not suspected.

This crash remains under investigation.

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