UPDATE, 8/5/22, 2:17 P.M.: Originally reported as a two vehicle crash, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle crash in the 4400 block of West Admiral Doyle Dr. around 12:20 p.m. Deputies discovered a vehicle drove off the roadway and was completely submerged in a pond. Rescue attempts were immediately initiated by Patrol Division deputies but were unsuccessful. New Iberia City Marshal Dickie Fremin, the Iberia Parish Fire District No. 1, Acadian Ambulance personnel, the New Iberia Police Department as well as divers with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Dive Team also responded. 

The body of Felton J. Olivier, 78, a deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division was recovered from the submerged vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.  

Felton J. Olivier

Iberia Parish Sheriff Tommy Romero stated: “My deepest condolences go out to the family of Deputy Felton Olivier. On behalf of all the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, we offer our heartfelt sympathies to his son and daughter, his extended family, friends, as well as his colleagues in the IPSO Civil Division. Deputy Olivier was a well-respected member of the IPSO Civil Division for the past 8 years, his quiet demeanor, kind smile and words will be missed by all.”

ORIGINAL, 8/4/22, 2:17 P.M.: IBERIA, La. (KLFY) – Louisiana State Police (LSP) are on the scene of a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on W. Admiral Doyle Drive with one vehicle driving into pond.

Across from the New Iberia Research Center, a two-vehicle crash is currently being investigated by LSP. One of the vehicles involved drove into the pond near the research center, resulted in one dead.

KLFY has a crew on the scene; updates will be posted when released.