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3 people died in a 4-vehicle crash in Acadia Parish

Acadia Parish – Shortly before 12:00 A.M., on April 7, 2021, a four-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 near mile marker 77 (west of Crowley) in Acadia Parish. The crash took the life of two drivers and an occupant in one of the vehicles. One of the deceased drivers has been identified as 25-year-old Sadie Fontenot of Eunice.

A vehicle was traveling east in the westbound lanes of travel on I-10 before colliding with another vehicle head-on. Shortly after the initial impact, a Ford F250 collided with one of the vehicles. Debris from the crashes caused minor damage to a passing 18-wheeler.

Due to the severity of the crash, seat belt usage on the part of the deceased driver and passenger was unable to be determined and those occupants have yet to be positively identified at this time. A passenger in one of the vehicles was properly restrained and was transported to local hospital in critical condition.

Fontenot was not restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the F250 and 18-wheeler were both properly restrained and reported no injuries. Those drivers also submitted breath samples which indicated no alcohol present.

This crash remains under investigation. Updates will be released as information becomes available.