Lafayette Fatal Crash

On November 21, 2012, at approximately 11:42 PM, the Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road and Rue Louis XVI regarding a major crash, leaving a 22 year old woman dead. 

Traffic investigators indicate that a white 2005 Buick Lacrosse was turning left from Rue Louis XIV to Kaliste Saloom Road, when it collided with a red 2001 Ford Mustang traveling North on Kaliste Saloom Road.

The driver of the Buick, a 22 year old female of Lafayette, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Ford, Fred Dutton, Jr. (23) of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with OWI and Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal.  A passenger in the Buick was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department's Traffic Section.


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