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UPDATE: Lafayette Police identify victim in fatal motorcycle crash

Fatal Crash
Posted at 7:46 AM, Dec 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-01 23:53:31-05

UPDATE: Lafayette Police have identified the victim who's life was claimed by the motorcycle crash that took place Thursday morning.

Sgt. Robin Green tells KATC that the crash took place in the 2900 block of NE Evangeline Thruway along the Frontage Road at approximately 7:02 a.m.

According to authorities, as the motorcyclist passed a vehicle in a no passing zone, it hit a vehicle that was turning into the parking lot of 2900 NE Frontage Road. The motorcyclist hit the front quarter panel of the vehicle involved.

The driver of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries sustained from the accident. He has been identified as 33-year-old Jeremiah Guilbeau of Carencro, LA.

Officers closed lanes in the area and motorists were directed to find an alternate route.

Intoxication or impairment is not believed to be a factor in this crash. Traffic investigators are handling the crash and the investigation is ongoing.