I-10 section to close for investigation

The eastbound lane of Interstate 10 at North University Avenue will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday so traffic investigators can take measurements related to a Dec. 18 fatal crash, Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.

Traffic will be diverted onto Ambassador Caffery to West Willow Street while the roadway remains closed, Mouton stated.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area until the roadway reopens.

Last week, police said, a Texas woman identified as Shirley Johnson, 66, of San Antonio, suffered a medical emergency prior to crashing her vehicle at the location. Johnson later died the evening of Dec. 18 at a local hospital, police said.