One Dead Following Major Crash on Evangeline Thruway Thursday Afternoon
A major vehicle crash occurred late in the afternoon on Thursday, January 13, 2022, on the 2500 block of the Northwest Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette.
We have learned that one person has died due to injuries suffered in the wreck.
Traffic investigators with the Lafayette Police Department were able to determine that vehicle one was traveling northbound on the southbound shoulder, against the flow of traffic. Vehicle two was traveling south in the outside lane on the 2500 block of the Northwest Evangeline Thruway.
While traveling, for an unknown reason, vehicle one swerved into oncoming traffic and struck vehicle two head on. The driver of vehicle one was transported to a local hospital and died in the early morning hours of January 14, 2022.
The deceased has been identified as Faith Armond, 60, of Sunset, Louisiana.
The driver of vehicle two was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. A passenger inside vehicle two was also treated and listed in "serious" but stable condition.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Traffic Division.