Waste disposal worker dies in Eunice crash

A Church Point man was seriously injured and a waste disposal employee was killed in a Monday morning crash in Eunice, police said.

Everett Sonnier, 55, was driving his 1997 Chevrolet pickup at 4:54 a.m. when it struck the rear of a Progressive Waste Solutions of Louisiana truck that had stopped in the 1200 block of East Laurel Avenue, Deputy Police Chief Varden Guillory Sr. said.

“One of the garbage disposal employees was pinned between the vehicles and suffered severe injuries,” Guillory said.

The employee, whose identity was withheld pending family notification, was transported to Acadia Medical Center then to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Lafayette, where he later died.

Sonnier was taken to Lafayette General Hospital with severe injuries.

The crash remains under investigation, Guillory said.