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: 3/10/2014 2:00 PM
UPDATE: Victim Identified in Crash
Lafayette, LA – The victim in the crash has been identified as Michael W. Bertoniere of Franklinton Louisiana.  The crash remains under investigation.
Victim Dies in I-10 Crash
Original Release: March 7, 2014 @ 8:10 am
Lafayette, LA – On March 6, 2014, at approximately 11:20 pm, Lafayette Police were dispatched to a crash near the 103 mile marker of the west bound lane of I-10.  The driver of an 18 wheeler was traveling west on I-10 in the outside lane, when he felt an impact to the rear of his trailer.  The driver pulled over to the shoulder to inspect his trailer and discovered the victim’s 2012 Honda lodged beneath it.  The victim, a 46 year old male, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. The driver of the 18 wheeler was not injured in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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