The Memorial day holiday has past but that doesn't mean that local law enforcement is laying off the checkpoints in the area. The State police along with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) will be conducting checkpoints and roving patrols in the Parish through Sunday.
It started with a two vehicle accident in the inside lane on I-10 westbound just west of Welch. It ended when another vehicle became involved and hit the driver (of one of the first vehicles.) The Lafayette man was pronounced dead on the scene.
I can remember President Reagan telling Americans that they should be responsible for helping each other instead of the counting on the government for everything. This would be a perfect example of that