Bertrand closed for several hours Thursday evening after stolen car suspect causes multi-vehicle crash

Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — UPDATE, 9 p.m.: Multiple people were transported to area hospitals after the driver of a stolen vehicle caused a major accident at the intersection of Bertrand Dr. and Devalcourt St. Bertrand was closed for several hours.

The crash happened at around 5 p.m. after Duson Police pursued a stolen vehicle from I-10 in Duson to Bertrand Dr.

ORIGINAL, 7 p.m.: A multiple-vehicle crash on Bertrand Dr. near Devalcourt St. was caused by the driver of a stolen vehicle, according to Duson Police.

Police Chief Kip Judice confirmed that Duson PD encountered a stolen 2013 Nissan Altima on I-10 and tried to stop it, but the driver did not stop.

The driver later crashed into multiple vehicles at Bertrand and Devalcourt.

The Lafayette Police Department is investigating the crash.

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