UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: According to LPD, the passenger, 52-year-old male, remains in critical condition in a local hospital. The man’s name has not been released.

Originally, LPD reported that the crash occurred in the 300 block of E. Broussard Road, but after further investigation it was determined to have occurred in the 200 block of E. Broussard Road. Preliminary on-scene investigation showed that vehicle 1 was traveling East in the 200 block of E. Broussard Road, traveled across the center line and left the roadway striking two mailboxes, a utility pole and a culvert. 

Signs of impairment were observed, and a warrant was obtained for a blood sample to be taken. Driver 1 was arrested for first-offense OWI, First-Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring and Careless Operation.

This incident remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Unit.

ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Early morning crash in Lafayette leaves one in the hospital.

According to Lafayette Police, officers responded to a major single vehicle crash in the 300 block of E. Broussard Rd. around 3:27 a.m. Monday morning. The vehicle left the road for unknown reasons and hit a utility pole.  

The passenger in the vehicle has been transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. The utility pole that was hit belonged to Entergy, so residents in the immediate area may be without power.  

The road has since opened.