Lafayette Parish – A two-vehicle crash occurred on Monday evening at the intersection of U.S. Highway 167 and Bourque Road in Lafayette Parish. The crash claimed the life of 27-year-old Tyler Nicole Girard of Breaux Bridge.
The investigation revealed that Girard was driving a 2017 Hyundai Veloster east on Bourque Road. At the same time, a 2007 Dodge Dakota was traveling south on US 167. Girard failed to yield at the stop sign and drove into the path of the Dodge. After being struck on the driver’s door, Girard’s Hyundai traveled across the northbound lanes of travel of US 167 and crashed into a shed at a private residence in the area.
Despite being restrained, Girard suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Dodge was restrained and was not injured.
Toxicology samples from Girard have been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The driver of the Dodge submitted a breath sample indicating no alcohol in his system and showed no signs of impairment. This crash remains under investigation.