UPDATE: Lafayette police identify woman suspected of DUI in fatal crash on Johnston Street


A Lafayette woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after an early-morning crash that killed a 57-year-old man has been identified.

26 year old Payton K. Mitchell of Lafayette was booked at the scene on charges of driving under the influence.  She was transported to a local hospital where she is receiving treatment for her injuries. 

According to police, Mitchell was behind the wheel of a vehicle traveling on Johnston Street around 12:28 a.m. Saturday. 

Police say she struck a second vehicle being driven by 57-year-old Christopher Mouledous.

Mouledous succumbed to his injuries a short while later a local hospital, police said.  

A total of five people were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to severe.

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