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Driver Dies in Single Vehicle Crash in Lafayette Parish Crash

Lafayette – At approximately 11:55 am on December 12, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA 733 near Creekside Drive in Lafayette Parish. The crash took the life of 46-year-old Amy Lobre of Lafayette.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Lobre was driving a 2019 Dodge Challenger North on LA 733. While traveling northbound, she failed to negotiate a curve and her vehicle ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, the Challenger stuck an embankment and then came to rest after striking a tree.

Lobre was restrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown but standard toxicology samples were obtained for analysis. Speed is believed to be a major factor in the crash. This crash remains under investigation.

According to NHSTA, for more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2016, speeding was a contributing factor in 27% of all fatal crashes nationwide.  Speeding is defined as speed too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted speed limit.  Speed limits are implemented in the best interest of public safety.  Every day, Troopers witness firsthand the devastating effects of motor vehicle crashes caused by speeding.  Please be a responsible driver, obey speed limits, drive sober, buckle up and avoid all distractions.