UPDATE: One dead, several others injured following two vehicle accident on Gauthier Road

(Source: Kaitlin Rust / KPLC)
(Source: Kaitlin Rust / KPLC)
Published: Nov. 12, 2016 at 7:52 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2016 at 9:36 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - One person is dead and several others injured, following a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in south Lake Charles.

Public Information Officer Kim Myers says the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Gauthier Road near Vermillion Drive around 12:30 p.m.

Myers says the preliminary investigation reveals the driver, 37-year-old Sean Nunez, swerved into the oncoming lane of traffic in front of a Ford pickup truck, causing the two vehicles to collide.

A pedestrian running along the side of the road was struck by both vehicles and taken to a hospital. They've since been released.

Nunez was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the truck and his two passengers were also taken to the hospital. All but one of the passengers has been released. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Everyone involved in the accident is from Lake Charles.

The investigation is ongoing.

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