UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: Police have confirmed that one person has died from this crash. The occupant who died has been identified as the passenger, Abdul Shamsuddin, 82, of Youngsville.
Police said the vehicle was traveling north on Ambassador Caffery Parkway when it hit the curb and went off the road. The vehicle then backed onto Ambassador Caffery Parkway and proceeded south, crossed both southbound lanes and struck the curb on the west side of the road. After striking the curb, the car went off the road and struck a tree before coming to a stop.
Shamsuddin, who was riding in the back seat, was taken to Ochsner’s Lafayette General Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries. The driver was transported to Ochsner’s Lafayette General Medical Center in stable condition and submitted to a voluntary blood test for which the results are pending. It is believed that the driver suffered a medical episode prior to the crash, police said.
ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — A single-vehicle crash on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette has resulted in two people being hospitalized, authorities said.
The Lafayette Police Department’s Patrol Division and Traffic Crash Investigators are currently working a major traffic crash incident in the 4600 block of Ambassador Caffery, south of Kaliste Saloom Road.
Police said the crash occurred around 10:45 a.m., when a single vehicle for unknown reasons ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle then continued to travel off-road right, where it subsequently hit a tree. The vehicle contained two occupants, both of which have been transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
No other details have been released. This story will be updated and more information becomes available.