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Fatal Accident on the 1200 block of Surrey St.

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On January 28, 2021 at approximately 9:50 pm, Lafayette Police responded to an accident in the 1200 block of Surrey Street.

Posted: Jan 29, 2021 11:30 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2021 12:23 PM

UPDATE: The driver arrested has been identified as 58-year-old Elton Charles, black male, of New Iberia.

Lafayette- On January 28, 2021 at approximately 9:50 pm, Lafayette Police responded to an accident in the 1200 block of Surrey Street. The driver of a stalled white Chevrolet truck was attempting to reattach his utility trailer to his vehicle when the driver of a green Chevrolet truck struck the utility trailer. The impact of the crash pushed the utility trailer into the driver and fatally pinned him in between the two. The driver of the stalled vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor for the driver of the green Chevrolet truck. Following testing, the driver of the green Chevrolet truck was subsequently charged with Vehicular Homicide, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Careless Operation. The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Jesus Carrion (H/M). The accident remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit.

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