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Basile man killed in moped crash in Evangeline Parish

A moped driver was killed on New Year’s Day in Evangeline Parish after a two-vehicle crash on US 190 near LA 3068.

Louisiana State Police Troop I says the crash occurred shortly after 10:00 pm and took the life of 56-year-old Maritan Romero of Basile.

An investigation by state police revealed that Romero was traveling in the right lane on US 190 on a 2018 Cabo Cruiser electric moped when he was struck from behind by another vehicle. According to troopers, Romero was ejected from the moped and came to rest in a nearby ditch.

Romero was wearing a DOT approved helmet, according to troopers, but sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office.

State Police say impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

State Police did not say whether the driver who struck Romero will be charged. An investigation is still ongoing.

Ryan Richard

Ryan Richard

Web Producer at KATC TV 3 Acadiana's News Channel
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