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Deputies respond to Fatal Crash
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
On Wednesday May 4, 2011 at approximately 6:25am deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle traffic accident in the 800 Block of Kidder Road. Upon arrival deputies found a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am which had overturned several times, ejecting the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The driver 17 year old Ryan Whaley of Carencro died at the scene due to her injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates that sometime earlier in the morning the driver was west bound on Kidder Rd when she crossed the center line and went off the road on the left side. She overcorrected right which caused her vehicle to skid back across the road where it left the road and begin to roll. As the vehicle was rolling the driver was ejected, she did not appear to have been using her seatbelt.