Fatal Crash Claims Life of Passenger in Evangeline Parish

Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 10:01:51-05

EVANGELINE PARISH — A Eunice man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 21-year-old was driving on LA 1161 around 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2020, when her vehicle ran off of the roadway and overturned causing the drive and a passenger to be ejected.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The passenger 26-year-old Eduardo Lopes was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner's office.

This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.