News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 1/21/2014 1:25 PM
Police Investigate Overnight Fatality

Lafayette, LA - On January 21, 2014, at approximately 2:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to a crash in the 1700 block of Johnston Street involving a single vehicle.  According to investigators, a 2003 red Toyota Tundra was traveling south on Johnston Street when for unknown reasons left the south side of the roadway.  The vehicle initially struck a utility police before overturning and striking a residence.  The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Andrew Abshire (21) of Rayne.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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