LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - A two-vehicle crash that left a Lafayette man dead remains under investigation, Lafayette police say.

The victim of the crash was identified as Christopher Stafford, 36, of Lafayette.

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The first vehicle was traveling down Pinhook Road in Lafayette when it struck the east curb and over-corrected, crossing all lanes of traffic. The second vehicle was traveling west on the road when it hit the passenger side of the first vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation, though the roadway has been re-opened, LPD Sgt. Robin Greene confirmed.

You can read our original story on the crash below.


Police are responding to a traffic accident in Lafayette that has left one motorist dead.

The Lafayette Police Department said in a statement on Thursday morning that a major vehicle crash in the 700 block of Pinhook Road. According to LPD, the department's Traffic Unit is currently on scene and investigating what happened leading up to the crash.

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Credit: Google Maps

One of the motorists involved in the crash "died as a result of injuries sustained from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene," Sgt. Robin Green said in the statement.

As a result of the crash and the ongoing investigation, E. Pinhook Road from Evangeline Thruway to Gauthier Road is closed in both directions at this time. Motorists are being told to avoid this area until further notice.

LPD will update the public when the roadway is open again.

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Credit: Submitted Photo

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