Geraldine Chauvin of Abbeville dies after vehicle hits her car from behind, causing her to veer into other lane, hitting GMC truck head-on near Kaplan High School

A blue Buick Century driven by a New Iberia woman was hit from behind by a another vehicle, causing her to veer into the other lane, and hit the white GMC truck. The driver of the Buick was killed. The accident occurred in front of Kaplan High School.

The two collided head on.

Someone hit the Buick from behind, which caused the New Iberia woman to lose control and hit a truck in the other lane.

The white GMC truck.

Police looking for vehicle that hit her from behind

According to Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams, Geraldine Chauvin, 77, of Abbeville, died after the car she was driving, east on La. 14 in front of Kaplan High School, was hit from behind by another vehicle, which pushed her vehicle into the west bound lane, causing her to hit a white GMC truck head-on, according to Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams on Friday at around 7 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle that hit her from behind did not stop at the accident.
The GMC truck was heading west into Kaplan, when the Buick, the car the lady was driving, veered into the truck's lane. The lady was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her passenger was transported to a Lafayette hospital by AirMEd. The police did not release information on the people in the vehicle in the GMC truck.
La. 14, in front of the high school, was shut down for a couple of hours because the Kaplan Police and the State Troopers were looking for evidence to see what kind of vehicle hit the lady's vehicle.
Adams said someone smashed into the back of her car by the KHS softball field because there are parts of her car on the road. That occurred about 100 yards from where she collided with the truck.
If anyone saw something or knows of someone who suddenly has front damage to their vehicle, to call the Kaplan Police Department.
The person who caused the accident, if convicted, could receive anywhere from five to 10 years in prison because of the death of the lady.


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