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Three Crashes – Three Fatalities

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Three unrelated car accidents in Lafayette and Evangeline parishes on Tuesday ended in three fatalities, all which are being investigated by state police.

Just after midnight Tuesday, a hit and run accident left a 19-year-old man dead.

Troopers say Carrera was traveling in his pickup when an 18-wheeler was trying to cross Johnson Street. The 18-wheeler pulled into the path of Carrera’s truck which caused him to run off the road into a ditch and flip over. The driver of the 18-wheeler fled the scene.

Carrera was taken to Lafayette General medical Center where he did as a result of his extensive injuries. A search is ongoing for the driver of the 18-wheeler.

In Evagline Parish, at 12:24am, a 31-year old woman was killed after a 19-year-old man struck her with his vehicle, said state police.

Gallow was walking westbound in the eastbound lane when she was hit by a pick up truck. The driver was intoxicated at the scene and arrested. She died from her injuries.

Later at 5:58am, a Lafayette man was hit and killed by a car as he tried to cross the interstate.

Police say the 23-year-old man was crossing the intersection when a car swerved to avoid hitting him but was unable too. He was pronounced dead at the scene.