LAFAYETTE PARISH (EVEN News) – Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 93 near Gateau Road in Scott on Tuesday evening around 8:30pm.
The crash occurred as a 2022 Ford F-150, driven by 23-year-old Daylan J. Babineaux of Church Point, was traveling north on LA 93. For reasons still under investigation, the F150 exited the roadway to the right, struck an embankment, and overturned several times.
Babineaux, who was unrestrained, was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Eli Citizen, Jr., 22, of Carencro, was also unrestrained and ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. A second passenger was properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries.
Impairment is unknown and a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.