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One dead in fatal motorcycle crash in Lafayette

Police responded to a fatal crash that occurred during the evening hours of January 11.


The crash occurred as a result of a vehicle turning right from the 1800 block of Twelfth St into the 400 block of Carmel Dr. The motorcycle was traveling east in the 400 block of Carmel Dr and collided with the front driver side fender of the vehicle. The motorcycle then made contact with a second vehicle that was westbound in the 400 block of Carmel Dr.


The operator of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries sustained from the accident. He has been identified as 43-year-old Grant Mertz of Lafayette, LA. Traffic investigators are handling the crash and the investigation is ongoing.

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