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Victim identified in fatal crash in Lafayette

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 18:53:16-04

UPDATE: LAFAYETTE, La. - A Lafayette woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash that happened on Rue Du Belier.

On September 19, 2019, at 10:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to a major crash in the 1100 block of Rue Du Belier, according to Cpl. Bridgette Dugas, spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Dept.

A driver of a Dodge Dakota for unknown reasons crossed into on-coming traffic and struck the driver of a Mazda CX9 head on.

The driver of the Mazda, 49-year-old Dawn Martin, of Lafayette, sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

Circumstances surrounding the crash are being investigated by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit and remains on going.

Police say alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.