Mariano Gonzalez Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Lafayette, LA
Lafayette, LA — May 21, 2023, Mariano Gonzalez was killed as the result of an 18-wheeler accident that happened along Interstate 49.
Authorities said that the crash happened in the area of East Butcher Switch Road along northbound lanes of the interstate.
It appears that 57-year-old Mariano Gonzalez, said to be from Pharr, Texas, was in an 18-wheeler that was traveling along the interstate. Due to a series of events not entirely clear right now, the 18-wheeler Gonzalez was in apparently went onto the shoulder of the interstate where it then collided with an abandoned vehicle. The 18-wheeler then continued off-road where it eventually stopped along Evangeline Thruway.
Authorities that responded to the crash scene say that Gonzalez was pronounced deceased, and current claims are that his death was a result of the crash. There were no others said to have been involved in the crash. Right now, the exact factors contributing to the crash remain unclear. Investigations are ongoing.