UPDATE, 1/14/22, 11:19 a.m.: One of the victims of Thursday’s major vehicle crash on the Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette is dead from their injuries this morning, Jan. 14, according to Lafayette Police.
Faith Armond, 60, of Sunset died overnight, according to Sr. Cpl. Matthew Benoit.
Benoit said investigators learned Armond was traveling against the flow of traffic, heading northbound on the southbound shoulder. The second vehicle was heading south on the Thruway, when Armond’s vehicle veered into traffic and struck the second one head-on for reasons unknown.
The driver of the second vehicle is listed in stable condition as of this morning. A passenger in the second vehicle is also listed in serious, but stable condition as of this morning.
The crash remains under investigation, according to Benoit.
UPDATE, 1/13/22, 6:53 p.m.: The Evangeline Thruway is open again for all vehicle traffic.
ORIGINAL, 1/13/22, 5:58 p.m.: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A two-vehicle crash on the Evangeline Thruway leaves two people in the hospital with serious injuries.
According to Lafayette Police, officers responded to a major vehicle crash involving two vehicles in the 2500 block of the Northwest Evangeline Thruway. Two people involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries.
The LPD Traffic Division is currently investigating the scene. The area is closed in that area and traffic is being diverted. They ask that the community avoid traveling in that area and seek alternate routes.
New information will be posted as it becomes available.