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UPDATE: Major vehicle crash claims life of 75-year-old man

Fatal Crash
Posted at 12:10 PM, Apr 25, 2023

LAFAYETTE, La. — Lafayette Police are on the scene of a major vehicle crash, according to Sgt. Robin Green. The crash occurred around 11 a.m. in the 3200 block of Moss Street.

The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division responded to the scene, officials say.

Lafayette Police's preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the vehicle #1 was traveling northbound in the 3200 block of Moss Street at a high rate of speed.

For unknown reasons vehicle #1 lost control of his vehicle and veered across five lanes of travel before he was struck on the passenger side by vehicle #2 which was traveling southbound on Moss Street in the outside lane.

The driver of the vehicle #1 died as a result of injuries he received from the accident. He has been identified as Thomas Green, 75 of Lafayette.

The driver of vehicle #2 was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The roadway was blocked between I-10 and Morelan Drive and has now been reopened for motorists to travel.

This crash remains under investigation with the Lafayette Police Department Traffic Unit.