Lafayette Police investigate Thursday fatal crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lafayette Police investigate Thursday fatal crash

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
Lafayette, LA (KPLC) -

Lafayette Police are investigating a crash that took place at about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday in the 800 block of Caramel Drive.

According to investigators, a white 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was traveling north on Noah Drive when its driver failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Noah and Caramel drives.

The Chevrolet struck a white 2003 GMC Yukon that was traveling east on Carmel Drive.

The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 81-year-old Joseph Rachal of Lafayette, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Rachal later died from his injuries.

The driver of the GMC received only minor injuries.

The investigation continues.

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