58-year-old Elton Charles of New Iberia has been arrested after a fatal crash Thursday night in Lafayette took the life of 46-year-old Jesus Carrion.

According to a press release from Lafayette Police, spokesperson Senior Corporal Bridgette Dugas says the incident happened in the 1200 block of Surrey Street shortly before 10:00 p.m. Dugas says Carrion was trying to reattach his utility trailer to his truck when Charles' truck slammed into the trailer, pushing it into Carrion and pinning him between the trailer and his stalled truck. Carrion died at the scene.

Dugas says Charles was arrested after he was tested for alcohol. He has been charged with Vehicular Homicide, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Careless Operation.



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