Lafayette man dies in Thanksgiving crash involving 18-wheeler

Iberia Parish

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — Louisiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 90 near Ross Road in Iberia Parish at about 6:45 on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 25.

Wilford Henry, 36, was speeding and rear-ended an 18-wheeler traveling east on U.S. 90, according to Louisiana State Police Troop I TFC Thomas Gossen.

Henry was not wearing a seat belt and died from his injuries.

The passenger with Henry was restrained and transported to a local hospital.

The truck driver was not injured and took a breathalyzer test which showed no signs of impairment.

Whether or not Henry was impaired is still unknown.

The crash is still under investigation.

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