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Fatal Crash Claims Life of Passenger in Evangeline Parish

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on LA Highway 1161 near Bush Street in Evangeline Parish.

Posted: Nov 9, 2020 8:42 AM

Evangeline Parish – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on LA Highway 1161 near Bush Street in Evangeline Parish at approximately 7:00 p.m. on November 8, 2020,. The crash took the life of 26-year-old Eduardo Lopez of Eunice.
Preliminary investigation revealed 21-year-old Kinsey Lopez was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche north on La 1161. For unknown reasons, her vehicle ran off the roadway as she failed to negotiate a curve and overturned, causing the she and her passenger to be ejected.
Kinsey Lopez was not properly restrained and was ejected. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Her passenger, Eduardo Lopez, was also unrestrained and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office.
Impairment is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was taken from Kinsey Lopez for analysis. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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