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: 8/19/2014 5:00 PM
Police Investigate Fatality on US Highway 90

Lafayette, LA – On Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 5:48 am, Lafayette Police responded to a major vehicle crash in the 2900 block of South West Evangeline Thruway near the 100 block of Garber Road.  Traffic investigators indicate that a White Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on the South West Evangeline Thruway.  Investigators believe the pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway when she was struck by the passenger mirror of the vehicle.  The pedestrian, Vivian Sue Travis, (56 ) Lafayette, LA was pronounced deceased on scene.  No citations have been issued.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department Traffic Unit. 


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