Lafayette Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-14 07:11:29-04

Lafayette, LA - The Lafayette Police Department (LPD) are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash at the 2300 block of West Pinhook Road, near Verot School Road.

Preliminary investigation conducted by Lafayette Police indicates a motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on the 2300 block of West Pinhook Road, authorities say.

According to Sergeant Matthew J. Benoit, the motorcyclist entered the center turn lane, in attempts to go around vehicle traffic, which was traveling the same direction. Once in the center turn lane, the motorcycle made impact with a second vehicle, who was also in the center turn lane.

The motorcyclist died as result of injuries sustained from the crash. A passenger from the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, says Sgt. Benoit.

The scene is still active.

All lanes are closed between Energy Parkway and Sage Glen Road.

This is a developing story.