Lindsey Fontenot Obituary, Cause of Death – Acadia Parish Car Accident Kills One Driver in Four Vehicles I-10 collision in Lafayette Parish – On February 21, 2023, just after 4:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a four-vehicle fatal collision on I-10 west, about a mile and a half east of Exit 92 in Duson. Texas resident Lindsey Racquel Fontenot, 36, of Iowa Colony, lost her life in the collision.
Fontenot rear-ended a 2018 Nissan Rogue Vehicle that was also traveling east on I-10, according to the State Police’s first investigation. Following the collision, both cars moved into the median. The 2019 Nissan Maxima driven by Fontenot entered the inside lane traveling west after crossing the median. A 2018 Dodge Challenger traveling west then slammed the Maxima broadside on the passenger-side doors.
The Maxima then slammed the left side of a 2013 Kenworth 18-wheeler after partially moving into the outer westbound lane. Following the third collision, the 18-wheeler off the road and finally came to rest in the median. In the inner westbound lane of I-10, the Maxima and Challenger came to a stop. Despite being held, Fontenot sustained fatal injuries, and the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office declared him dead on the spot.
Several drivers and passengers involved in the accident reported several minor to major injuries; some of them were sent to nearby hospitals. Blood samples will be provided for analysis, and the crash is still being looked into. In the past three days, Troop I has investigated three tragic crashes, totaling four fatalities. The Louisiana State Troopers would like to use this chance to urge drivers to make wise choices whenever they are operating a motor vehicle. Driving without distractions at all times, adhering to the posted speed limit, and keeping an eye out for other cars slowing down for various reasons can all help to reduce the likelihood of an accident. Please buckle up, avoid distractions, and follow all driving regulations.