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Man Arrested in Carencro Crash That Left Two Dead

Investigators with the Carencro Police Department have arrested 33-year-old Jared Chamberlin of Carencro, La on May 6, 2021.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 2:09 PM
Updated: May 7, 2021 7:52 AM

UPDATE: Investigators with the Carencro Police Department have arrested 33-year-old Jared Chamberlin of Carencro, La on May 6, 2021. Chamberlin was involved in a Fatal crash on March 21, 2021, within the city limits of Carencro where two people died on scene. Chamberlin has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

2- Counts of Vehicular Homicide

1- Count of DWI 3rd Offense (BAC .110g%)

1- Count of Driving Under Suspension (from a previous DWI)

1- Count of Reckless Operation Involving a Crash

According to Chief of Police David Anderson, Carencro Police responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Veterans Drive at I-49 southbound exit ramp on March 21, 2021 shortly before 1:00 AM.

48 year old Kayla Balthazar of New Iberia, La, was operating a 2014 Nissan Sentra South on the I-49 Southbound exit ramp approaching Veterans Drive. 33 year old Jared Chamberlin of Carencro, La., was operating a 2017 Dodge Truck traveling East on Veterans Drive in the right travel lane.

For unknown reason at this time, Balthazar failed to yield as she drove into the path of the Dodge Truck. Balthazar and her passenger, 42 year old Christopher Miller of Broussard, La both sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Chamberlin and a passenger in the Dodge truck were not injured in the crash.

Toxicology test have been submitted to the crime lab for analysis and  investigators are awaiting the results. The case remains under investigation

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