State Police have identified the woman who died Thursday afternoon in a three-car crash at the edge of Lafayette.
Jeanette Laviolette, 68, of Lafayette, died on the scene around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of La. 92 and La. 733, said Master Trooper Brooks David, State Police spokesman for Troop I.
Laviolette was driving a Toyota Corolla when she took a left onto La. 92 from La. 733 and was hit by a Freightliner truck hauling a tractor in the westbound lane, David said. The impact pushed Laviolette’s vehicle into the eastbound lane, where it struck a Dodge Charger, David said.
Damon Trahan, 51, of Maurice, was driving the Freightliner, and Christopher King, 35, of Sulfur, Oklahoma, was driving the Charger, David said. Both men submitted to chemical tests and were not impaired at the time of the crash.
The coroner’s office will attempt to take a toxicology sample from Laviolette, which will in turn be turned over to the State Police crime lab for analysis, David said.
All three drivers involved were seatbelted, but Laviolette suffered fatal injuries, David said.