UPDATE: The Lafayette Police Department are on the scene of a fatal vehicle crash involving and 18-wheeler.
According to Sgt. Matthew Benoit, preliminary investigation indicates the 18-wheeler was traveling Northbound on I-49 just before East Butcher Switch Road.
The 18-wheeler collided with an un-occupied, abandoned vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the roadway.
The 18-wheeler lost control, leaving the roadway.
The 18-wheeler came to rest on the service road at 3100 NE Evangeline Thruway near East Butcher Switch.
The driver of the 18-wheeler died as a result of the crash, police say.
The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division is on scene and the investigation is ongoing.
I-49 Northbound as well as the service road is closed at Pont Des Mouton to all vehicle traffic.
Updated information will be provided when available.