Lafayette Parish – On Oct. 28, 2020, shortly before 1 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 95, just west of Scott. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Kevin Davis of Lafayette.
The initial investigation revealed that Davis was a passenger in a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan that was traveling east on I-10. The Caravan was ahead of a 2002 BMW 320 that was also traveling east. For reasons still under investigation, the BMW struck the rear of the Caravan. The collision caused both vehicles to exit the roadway and crash into the tree line.
Davis was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Caravan was also unrestrained and transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver of the BMW had no identification and his identity is still unknown. He, too, was unrestrained and is at a local hospital in critical condition.
Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and results are pending. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Wearing a seat belt is the simplest and most effective step motorists can take to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Louisiana state law requires motor vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in all seating positions, day and night. Motorists are encouraged to make the smart choice and wear a seat belt on every trip.