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Fatal Traffic Crash in the 3000 Blk of W. Congress St.

Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a major traffic crash in the 3000 Blk of W. Congress St. involving two vehicles, on July 27, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm.

Posted: Jul 28, 2020 12:06 PM

Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a major traffic crash in the 3000 Blk of W. Congress St. involving two vehicles, on July 27, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm. The victim was operating a vehicle in the 400 Blk of Marie Antoinette St. approaching its intersection with the 3000 Blk of W. Congress St. The driver of the second vehicle was traveling on W. Congress St. approaching its intersection with Marie Antoinette St. Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time where the crash occurred.
Both drivers were transported to a local hospital. Shortly after arrival, the driver of the first vehicle, Mr. Clay Benton, 75,  was pronounced deceased. This investigation is ongoing.

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