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Lafayette resident killed in two-vehicle crash in Acadia Parish


Acadia Parish – A two-vehicle crash occurred on I-10 eastbound near Egan and Jennings in Acadia Parish on Saturday evening. 35-year-old Colette Babineaux of Lafayette was killed in the crash.

A 1994 Isuzu pickup truck was headed east on I-10 when it was struck from behind by a 2010 Honda Civic, driven by Babineaux. After striking the Isuzu, the Civic traveled off the roadway, struck a tree, and became fully engulfed in flames. The Isuzu rotated and came to rest in the median.

Babineaux did not exit from the Civic after impact and died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Isuzu received minor to moderate injuries. Restraint use on the part of the occupants of both vehicles was unable to be determined.


Standard toxicology results are pending and this crash remained under investigation.