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Clothing store boarded up after crash in Lafayette

Posted at 2:56 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 23:38:26-04

Lafayette Police have released a driver who crashed into a building along Ambassador Caffery Parkway, after determining that alcohol was not a factor.

No moving violation citations have been issued because the crash happened in a private parking lot.

Courtesy of Natalie Knaub

Police confirm that the driver ran into the building in the Ambassador Crossing shopping center which contains Whole Foods. Lafayette Police say they responded to the scene shortly after 2:30 p.m.

That driver was questioned by police.

“I’m embarrassed, I mean look at the store. What you expect you know. You in there trying on some pants and someone comes and knocks on the door saying your truck is in the store” The truck owner said.

The owner of the vehicle didn’t want to be identified.

“All I know is I went in the store to try on some pants and my cousin went on the passenger side to try and get the static out of the radio and reached over and put the truck in drive and then he was in the store,” The truck owner said.

Along with the damage to the building, a vehicle in the parking lot that belonged to an employee was damaged.

“My car was also parked there and I guess by the time he hit the wall he hit the back bumper of my car,” Otis Stewart said.

Truck crashes into DXL Men’s Apparel / Brandon Leger

 

The driver crashed next to Oshkosh B’gosh at DXL Men’s Apparel. Lafayette Police say that no one was injured in this crash.

Police said earlier that they believe alcohol was a factor in this crash; but a spokeswoman later said it was determined that alcohol was not a factor.

The store was still being boarded up late Tuesday night. Management has confirmed the store is set to reopen on Wednesday.

 

 

 

More photos of the incident can be viewed below:

Courtesy of KATC
Courtesy of KATC

A map of the area is below: