News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Toby Aguillard, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: P.O. Karl Ratcliff
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 4/3/2017 10:00 PM
Fatal Crash

Update: Deceased Driver Identified
Lafayette, LA- The deceased driver has been identified as 28 year old Brad Colby Wedlock (w/m) of Lafayette. Wedlock passed away after his vehicle was struck from the rear during the crash. The crash is still under investigation. Excessive speed is believed to have been a factor.
Update: Fatal Accident 3900 W. Congress St.
Original Release: 4-3-17 @ 3:20pm
Lafayette, LA- One driver, a white male, has passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Drivers from two other vehicles were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries related to the crash as well. A total of 4 vehicles are believed to have been involved.  The roadway remains closed as a full traffic investigation is under way. Commuters are encourages to seek alternates routes to avid the 3900 block of W. Congress St.
Accident 3900 W. Congress
Original Release 04-03-17 @ 1:45pm
Lafayette, LA— Lafayette Police are on the scene of a major traffic accident in the 3900 block of W. Congress. St. All Lanes of W. Congress have been shut down at that location in reference to an accident with injuries, involving at least two vehicles. At least one person has been transported with substantial injuries.  Advise drivers to seek alternate routes.


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