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UPDATE: One Dead in Major Accident on Ambassador Caffery at Guilbeau Road

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A dump truck traveling northbound on Ambassador Caffery impacted two vehicles before impacting a pole.

Posted: Mar 5, 2021 7:52 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2021 9:51 AM

UPDATE 3/5/2021 9:45AM- Lafayette- Lafayette Police responded to a major accident at the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy  at Guilbeau Road on March 5, 2021 at approximately 1:25 am. Upon arrival, officers were met with a vehicle fire from the dump truck involved. The driver of a dump truck hit two vehicles before impacting a utility pole. The driver of the dump truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of one of the vehicles involved was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The second driver reported no injuries. The identity of the driver of the dump truck is unknown at this time and will not be released until next of kin is notified. The accident remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit.


Lafayette, La- Both northbound and southbound lanes of travel for Ambassador Caffery at Guilbeau Rd. have been shut down due to a major accident that occurred during the night. A large pole was damaged and knocked into the roadway causing a power outage.

A dump truck traveling northbound on Ambassador Caffery impacted two vehicles before impacting a pole.

The condition of all involved is unknown at this time. We will provide further details once they become available.

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