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18-wheeler, major vehicle crash closes Thruway Friday night

Fatal Crash
Posted at 12:26 PM, Mar 11, 2023

Lafayette, LA – On March 10, 2023, around 6:14 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Evangeline Thruway regarding a multi-vehicle crash with injuries.

Through the course of the investigation, officers determined vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on the 3200 block of NW Evangeline Thruway, when vehicle 1 left the roadway, crossing the median into northbound traffic. Vehicle 1 made impact with four other vehicles which were traveling northbound, including an 18-wheeler.

The driver of vehicle 1 was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery. Driver 1 is currently listed in stable condition, according to police.

There were two others injured during this crash, both with non-life threating injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

As more information becomes available, it will be posted here.