Unrestrained Driver Killed in Lafayette Parish Crash

Published: 12-09-2023 | Category: Troop I

Duson On December 8, 2023, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a serious injury single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 about 3 miles east of Louisiana Highway 95. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 40-year-old Nina Hayes of Iota.


The preliminary investigation revealed Hayes was traveling west on Interstate 10 while driving a 2015 Nissan Altima. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan traveled off the roadway to the right before striking a tree and over turning.


Hayes was not restrained at the time of the crash, suffered serious injuries, and was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died.


A toxicology sample was collected from Hayes and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.


Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself while driving or riding in a vehicle. It can reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a crash, and it takes only seconds to do. Always remember to buckle up before starting your journey, no matter how short the trip may be.


Troop I has investigated 49 fatal crashes resulting in 54 fatalities in 2023.


Contact Information:
TFC Ross Brennan
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs – Troop C
Office: (985) 857-3680