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Fatal Traffic Crash Leaves Bicyclist Dead

Once on scene, officers located one victim deceased from injuries sustained in the traffic crash.

Posted: Oct 31, 2020 10:30 AM

On Oct. 30, 2020 at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a traffic crash near the intersection of Eraste Landry Road and Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

Once on scene, officers located one victim deceased from injuries sustained in the traffic crash.

Medical assistance was provided to the other driver involved in the traffic crash.

The investigation thus far has revealed that the deceased individual, John Fontenot, 33, of Lafayette, was traveling on his bicycle near the intersection of Eraste Landry Road and Ambassador Caffery Parkway. He attempted to make a left turn in front of the second vehicle which was traveling in the opposite direction and was struck by the vehicle.

This investigation is ongoing.

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