A Lafayette woman riding in the front seat of a car was killed Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on La. 31 at Cypress Island Extension Road in St. Martin Parish.

Juliana Gerami, 18, who was wearing a seat belt, was killed when the car she was riding in ran off the road, State Police said in a news release.

The crash occurred as Hunter Mansour, 18, who was driving the car in which Gerami was a passenger, drove his 2013 Jeep Wrangler north on La. 31 and approached the intersection of Cypress Island Extension Road, State Police said.

In an attempt to avoid striking another northbound vehicle in the rear on La. 31, Mansour veered to the right, State Police said, and ran off the right side of the road, entered a ditch, and struck a chain-link fence.

Mansour, of Alexandria, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, according to the report.

Gerami, who was riding in the front seat, also was wearing a seat belt but suffered fatal injuries, State Police said. The St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced her dead at the scene.

Rear-seat passenger Samantha Rivero, 18, of Lafayette, also was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, according to State Police.

Mansour submitted to a chemical test and was not impaired, the State Police said.

Mansour was cited for careless operation and the crash remains under investigation.

Man killed in crash when car strikes tree

An Opelousas man died early Sunday in a single-vehicle crash on La. 31 at Little Teche Road in St. Landry Parish, officials said.

Around 7:53 a.m., Clarence Robins, 32, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo north on La. 31 and entered a left curve, State Police said in a news release. Robins ran off the right side of the road while in the curve and struck a tree, State Police said.

Robins, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.

Impairment is not suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, State Police said.

Arrests posted March 13 on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • KELVIN DANIEL ALEXANDER: 56, of the 100 block of Oxbow Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
  • EDWARD LEE ANDERSON: 30, of the 200 block of Happiness, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment.
  • JOHNAS WESLEY BELL: 37, of the 100 block of East Gilman Road, Lafayette. He was booked on a fugitive warrant.
  • KELLY EUGENE BITNER: 49, of the 600 block of Grieg Street, Lafayette. He was booked on vagrancy.
  • WILLIAM EARL BREWER: 44, of the 800 block of Wiltz RR, Rayne. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • JEESFREE CANO-GOMEZ: 30, of the 100 block of Barracks Street, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment.
  • JACOB JAMES CELESTINE: 27, of the 200 block of Hellen Street, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of marijuana and misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • PAUL DEMOUCHET: 20, of the 200 block of Stephanie Drive, St. Martinville. He was booked on battery of emergency room personnel.
  • HAROLD DENZEL DIXON: 21, of the 100 block of South Orleans Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on Schedule II narcotics.
  • TERRENCE DUPUY: 46, of the 1000 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property and disturbing the peace.
  • JERRY FRANKS: 31, of the 200 block of La. 89, Youngsville. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment.
  • CHRISTIAN GARCIA: 20, of the 100 block of Atlas Road, Youngsville. He was booked on flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; misdemeanor battery of a police officer; misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment; and resisting an officer.
  • STEVEN GASS: 29, of the 100 block of Netta Street, Lafayette. He was booked on Schedule II narcotics; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and resisting an officer.
  • EUGENE J. GRAVOUIA: 57, of the 100 block of Judge Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace; public intimidation and retaliation; and two counts of resisting an officer.
  • KAMERON GUIDRY: 17, of the 200 block of Nicole Drive, Youngsville. He was booked on prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • MICHAEL JOSEPH JONES JR.: 44, of the 700 block of Edison Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant and criminal trespass.
  • FRANCIS LAPOINTE: 52, of the 11064 block of Pierre Lane, Maurice. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • LARRY GENE LAVERGNE: 40, of the 900 block of Rayne Road, Port Barre. He was booked on two warrants/bench warrants.
  • PATRICK N. LAYSSARD: 47, of the 500 block of Saint John, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of shoplifting.
  • DEREK JAMES LEBLANC: 37, of the 400 block of Crest Circle Road, Youngsville. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • MITCHELL LUKE LEJEUNE: 26, of the 3200 block of Kaliste Saloom 251 Road, Lafayette. He was booked on operating a vehicle with driver’s license under suspension for prior offense.
  • OMAR LOMELINAVA: 23, of the 100 block of Tuspan Lane, Casieme, Florida. He was booked on disturbing the peace; felony illegal carrying of weapons; and resisting an officer.
  • CHRISTIAN LOPEZ: 36, of the 300 block of Sweetbriar Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disobeyed a stop sign/light; failure to secure a driver’s license; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • DANEKA MENEFEE: 22, of the 100 block of Walter Drive, Carencro. She was booked on home invasion and misdemeanor theft.
  • TRENT ISIAH MITCHELL: 27, of the 300 block of Porter Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • ADAM PAUL NAQUIN: 36, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • DEVIN PICARD: 29, of the 300 block of Guilbeau Road, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • SHAWN MICHAEL POMIER: 31, of the 100 block of Smart Park Lane, Carencro. He was booked on Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor Schedule I narcotics; non-support; possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • DERRICK DWAYNE PREJEAN: 40, of the 300 block of Lesesque Road, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • VIOLA RICHARD: 28, of the 500 block of Horthore Street, Abbeville. She was booked on fugitive.
  • QUENTON JAMES SMITH: 31, of the 1600 block of South Perkins Ferry Road, Lake Charles. He was booked on five warrants/bench warrants.
  • JOSEPH MCKINLEY SOLOMON: 35, of the 100 block of Windmill Street, Lafayette. He was booked on Schedule II narcotics; contraband; and misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • AMBER WOODSON: 30, of the 300 block of Guilbeau Road, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.