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Victim identified in Lafayette fatal crash

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Lafayette, LA (KPLC) -

Lafayette Police have identified the victim in a fatal crash that occurred on March 6 at about 11:20 p.m. on Interstate 10 near the Hwy 90 exit in Lafayette.

"The driver of an 18 wheeler was traveling west on I-10 in the outside lane, when he felt an impact to the rear of his trailer," said Cpl. Paul Mouton, Public Information Officer with the Lafayette Police in a news release.

"The driver pulled over to the shoulder to inspect his trailer and discovered the victim's 2012 Honda lodged beneath it," said Mouton.

The victim, 46-year-old as Michael W. Bertoniere of Franklinton, La., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the crash.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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