Early morning car crash takes life of Lafayette man


A 29-year-old Lafayette man was killed early Sunday when his vehicle left the roadway in the 1200 block of West Bayou Parkway and overturned.

Lafayette Police said Samuel B. Hudspeth died at an area hospital after he was transported from the scene of the wreck, which occurred around 3 a.m. near West Bayou Parkway’s intersection with Doucet Road.

A passenger was ejected from the vehicle and remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon, police said.

Investigators said Hudspeth’s Toyota SUV was traveling north on West Bayou Parkway when it left the road. The crash remained under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department Traffic Unit.

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