Single vehicle crash claims life of a Lafayette man
A single vehicle crash on LA Highway 1252 on Monday claimed the life of a Lafayette man.
At 10:00 a.m., Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on LA 1252 near Arnaudville Road. The preliminary investigation revealed that 63-year-old Donald Griffin was operating a 1987 Ford pick-up east on LA 1252. For unknown reasons Griffin’s vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, traveled through a ditch and struck a tree. After striking the tree the truck caught fire. The Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced Griffin dead.
Troopers are still working to determine if Griffin was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. It is unknown if Griffin was impaired when the crash occurred; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.
1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509