11/23/12 - Police have now released the identity of the driver as being 22-year-old Rachael Sonnier of Lafayette.


11/22/12 - Police were dispatched to the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road and Rue Louis XIV last night after reports of a major crash.

Investigators say that a white Buick Lacrosse was turning left from Rue Louis XIV onto Kaliste Saloom Road.  That was when it collided with a red Ford Mustang that was on Kaliste Saloom going north.  The driver of the Buick, a 22-year-old Lafayette woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the other car, 23-year-old Fred Dutton, Jr, was charged with OWI and Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal.

Another passenger in the Buick was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. The crash remains under investigation by Lafayette Police.