CARENCRO — The Lafayette Fire Department continues to investigate the death of a 20-year-old employee at Thunder Ridge Farms, an official said Monday.
The victim was identified as Carlos Gonzales, the release said.
The manager of the farm, Sharon Brasseaux, arrived at the farm at 224 Printemps Road early Saturday morning and found Gonzales unresponsive inside the living quarters, which were filled with smoke, the release said.
Investigators determined that a fire occurred in the living quarters, resulting in moderate fire and smoke damage. The fire extinguished itself because of a lack of oxygen in the room, the release said.
The cause of the fire and the man’s death remain under investigation, the release said.
Rayne boy, 16, dies in dirt bike accident
RAYNE — A 16-year-old Rayne boy died in an off-road dirt bike crash, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday.
The boy was identified as Jason Blake Petitjean, of Mire Highway in Rayne, the release said.
Petitjean was found in a bean field at L. Boudreaux Road and La. 98, about 3 miles from his home, the release said.
Investigators said they believe the crash occurred when Petitjean failed to stop at the stop sign, causing his off-road bike to become airborne, the release said.
Petitjean apparently left his home Saturday night and did not return home. He was reported missing Sunday morning, the release said.
Police identify man killed in Friday crash
LAFAYETTE — Lafayette Police identified the victim in Friday’s fatality as 50-year-old Sandy Griffen of Crowley.
The crash occurred about 11 a.m. at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Southwest Evangeline Thruway.
The crash remains under investigation.