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Broussard Police Department
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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash in Broussard:
Broussard, February 12, 2020:
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at approximately 0325 hours the Broussard Police Department responded to a major crash requiring extrication located in the 600 block of West Main St. where it was reported the driver was unresponsive.

Upon officer’s arrival they observed a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado overturned on its roof in the middle of the roadway with the driver still inside with no apparent signs of life. Acadian Ambulance was on scene and their assessment of the driver confirmed the same. The coroner’s office arrived on the scene and pronounced the driver, John Latta, 56 YOA, of Lafayette, dead at 0458 hours.

Preliminary investigation suggest the vehicle was traveling west on West Main St. when for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a tree. After initial impact with the tree the vehicle flipped landing on its roof and came to rest in the middle of the roadway.

Latta was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead on the scene. Toxicology results are pending to determine alcohol usage if any.

Please keep this family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.
Broussard Police Department
Broussard Police Department
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