UPDATE: Lafayette crash sends four to the hospital, one man dies

UPDATE: Lafayette crash sends four to the hospital, one man dies

POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:04pm

UPDATE: On May 20, the passenger of the silver Ford Taurus died at a local hospital from injuries received in the crash. The victim is identified as Darryl W. Melancon, 56, of St. Martinville. The crash remains under investigation.  

ORIGINAL STORY: Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of East Pont De Mouton Road at its intersection with I-49, regarding a major crash at around 11:00 a.m. on May 16.

A silver Ford Taurus was entering the westbound lane of Pont De Mouton from the northbound I-49 off ramp, when it was struck by a gold Mazda traveling west on Pont De Mouton Road.

The front passenger of the Ford was taken to the hospital in critical condition; the driver was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Both occupants of the Mazda were transported with minor to moderate injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

  

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