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Two Women Killed in Shreveport Car Accident

A car accident, Friday, at 3:45 pm, claimed the lives of two women when the vehicle they were traveling in flipped several times on Interstate 12 in Walker, just east of Baton Rouge.The 2000 Ford Explorer was traveling west on I-12, pulling a trailer that had possibly blow out, according to police.The driver, 48, and the passenger, 20, were both ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at…

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One Person Injured in Two Vehicle Collision

In a two car accident, on Sunday night, that occurred at Salisbury Street and Fowler Avenue in Lafayette, sent one person to the hospital for medical treatment.At approximately 5:35, two sport utility vehicles collided and one of the vehicles, a white Nissan Pathfinder, turned over. Both drivers refused any medical treatment at the scene of the accident but a middle aged passenger in the…

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Woman Killed in Car Wreck

A Ragley woman was killed in a fatal car accident on Texas Eastern Road just north of Topsy in Jeff Davis Parish.The accident victim was a 25-year-old woman. Police report she was riding in the front seat when the driver, a 46-year-old woman, lost control of her vehicle in a curve and ran into a ditch. A two year old child, also in the car at the time of the accident was transported to the…

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Two Fatalities in Car Wreck

Two people were killed in a single car accident on Saturday, including an 8-year-old boy that was traveling in the bed of the pickup truck.According to Police, the child was riding in the back of the truck with a 37-year-old man around 2 pm. The driver of the truck lost control causing it to veer off to the left of the road. The truck flipped, ejecting the passenger, a woman, traveling inside…

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Three Crashes – Three Fatalities

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…

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Man Killed in Crash had left the Scene of an Earlier Crash

A Lafayette man that was killed in a car crash on Monday, had fled the scene of another crash in Delphi, police said. The driver suffered fatal injuries when his Dodge pickup truck went off the road and crashed into many trees. He was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Medical Center shortly after arriving. Officials say they smelled alcohol at the scene but there is currently no further…

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Driver Indicted on Charges in Car Accident

The driver involved in a car accident that ended with four people dead has been indicted on negligent homicide charges.The driver, of Lafayette, Louisiana, now faces up to five years in prison on each of the four counts. Anti-racing billboards and a resolution in the Legislature have been prompted by the deaths, calling for a public safety campaign to stop street racing. It is unclear whether…

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Two Die in Head-On Car Crash

Just before 6am in front of M&M International and Pinnacle Oilfield Service, a fatal car accident occured when a black Scion TC was trying to pass a vehicle and crashed with a pickup truck head-on, killing both men from each vehicle.One witness, an M&M employee Mike Martin, was about 30ft from the crash outside the front door. The crash caused both vehicles to land in a ditch in front of both…

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Witnesses Sought in Three Car Crash

A three-car-accident, on Saturday, has State Police looking for witnesses. The accident resulted in a fatality and closed the highway for many hours.Two cars, a Toyota Avalon and a Toyota Corolla were going westbound on I-10. Troopers are looking for witnesses who can give them some insight as to why both drivers lost control of their vehicles and veered off the roadway. The Corolla veered off…