A major fire has been reported on the frontage road near Carencro.

The accident, which involves an 18-wheeler, is on the frontage road near the old Metro Bingo, between Gloria Switch and Pont Des Mouton.

The overturned truck was engulfed in flames and smoke could be seen from miles away late Saturday afternoon. Roads are blocked starting at Pont Des Mouton, and that includes all service roads.

We've also received reports of power outages in the area, thus some traffic signals at intersections may be out as you approach.

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates here as we get them.

UPDATE from LPD: The driver of the 18-wheeler died as a result of the crash.The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division is on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Gwen Burleigh
Gwen Burleigh


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