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Lafayette Police Investigates Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Lafayette Police investigates fatal traffic crash in the 2800 Blk of SE Evangeline Thruway.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 2:55 PM

Lafayette, La. - On August 5, 2020 at approximately 6:15 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a major traffic crash in the 2800 Blk of SE Evangeline Thruway involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

The driver of the vehicle was traveling in the center northbound lane of the 2800 Blk of SE Evangeline Thruway. For reasons unknown at this time, the pedestrian entered the roadway. The pedestrian was struck by the vehicle.

The pedestrian, later identified as Mr. Hunter Hughes, 37, of Houston, Tx. suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

This investigation is ongoing.

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