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Stolen car suspect crashes into multiple vehicles in Lafayette

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 23:46:41-05

LAFAYETTE — Bertrand Drive is now reopened after a crash involving a stolen car and multiple vehicles closed the road for several hours on Thursday evening.

The pursuit began when Duson Police encountered a stolen Nissan Altima on I-10 in Duson Thursday evening and attempted to stop the vehicle, said Duson Police Chief Kip Judice. The driver failed to stop and crashed into multiple vehicles shortly before 5 p.m. at Bertrand Drive and Devalcourt in Lafayette.

The stolen car hit several vehicles before crashing and flipping, an LPD spokesperson said.
Five vehicles total were involved.

Multiple people were injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment, police say.

No further information was available from Duson Police as of Thursday evening regarding the pursuit. A full review of policy compliance will be conducted by Duson Police, in addition to a crash investigation by the Lafayette Police Department.

KATC will update as more information becomes available.

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