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Update Regarding Go-Cart Fatality Investigation

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Additional details are now available regarding the fatal go-cart accident that occurred Monday evening in the 1200th block of Breaux Road in Southwest Lafayette Parish. At this time, the investigation by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has revealed that the motorcycle and the go-cart were traveling south on Breaux Road at approximately 7:29 PM Monday when the go-cart attempted to turn left onto a private driveway and was struck by the Ford Explorer who was also traveling south on Breaux Road. The occupants of the go-cart have been identified as 19-year-old Ross Brannon, who was identified by witnesses as the driver at the time of the accident, and 13-year-old Jonathon Hunter Tipton-Fox, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford Explorer has been identified as 27-year-old Cody S. Lavergne, and the driver of the motorcycle has been identified as 19-year-old Cayle L. Boudreaux.

This incident is still under investigation by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, Accident Investigation Team. Upon completion of the investigation, all findings will be forwarded to the District Attorney for consideration of charges.

Donna Delahoussaye
Media Relations/Project Coordinator
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office