A truck damages the Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste cemetery in Lafayette
The Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste cemetery in Lafayette was damaged overnight after a vehicle struck it.
Cathedral officials said at around 1:40 a.m., a large truck struck a door on the 500 block of Convent Street, damaging it and several graves.
The church says it doesn’t have an exact number but believes around 3 or 4 graves were damaged. Police tell us they are investigating but have no suspects or leads at this time.
The vehicle, they say, drove off after the accident down Azeala Street. The cathedral is working with the police to find the person responsible.
The vehicle may be a dark colored 2007-2014 Ford F-250 with cabin lights on the roof, missing both its front grille and passenger side mirror.
The vehicle also sustained significant damage to the front. The Lafayette Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
KATC has contacted the diocese to comment on the accident.
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