Boy Dies In Fatal Accident; Kaplan Woman In Critical Condition
A fatal accident in Kaplan. It happened at LA 35 at Liberty Farm Road just before noon. Trooper Stephen Hammons says Casey Guidry of Kaplan was driving a Honda Pilot north on the highway while Harold Richard of Church Point was driving south in an 18-wheeler. Hammons says Guidry then turned in front of the Richard, trying to make a left turn onto Liberty Farm Road. That's when the 18-wheeler hit the passenger side of the car, causing both vehicles to crash into a telephone pole. The 12-year-old boy in the car with Guidry died on the scene. Guidry is in the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the 18-wheeler sustained only minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. Hammons says Guidry and the boy, who was from Lafayette, were not related.