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Lafayette woman killed in overnight crash on NW Evangeline Thruway

Fatal Crash
Posted at 1:03 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 14:03:46-04

Lafayette Police responded to a major traffic crash overnight in the city that took the life of a Lafayette woman.

According to Spokesperson Cpl. Bridgette Dugas, police responded at around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday morning to a major traffic crash in the 900 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway.

The driver of a Cadillac attempted to cross the Evangeline Thruway from Goldman St., but was struck by the driver of a Ford. The driver of the Cadillac, 45-year-old Nichole Thibeaux of Lafayette, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The driver of the Ford, along with one passenger in the Cadillac, were both transported to a local hospital where they remain in stable condition.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. The accident remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit.