Carencro man killed in New Year’s Day wreck

A Carencro man was killed New Year’s Day when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree trunk, authorities said.

After his vehicle hit a stump on Woodrich Lane in North Lafayette Parish, Alex Beniot, 55, was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kip Judice said in an email.

“Initial reports indicate that the driver lost control on the two-lane road and struck a tree stump off the roadway,” Judice said.

The accident remains under investigation. Toxicology tests are pending, he said.