Section of I-10 in Lafayette to be closed for 90 minutes

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 safely take measurements related to a Dec. 18 fatal crash, police said.

Traffic will be diverted onto Ambassador Caffery to West Willow Street while the road remains closed, Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.

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

On Dec. 18, Shirley Johnson, 66, of San Antonio, suffered a medical emergency prior to crashing her vehicle at the location and later died at a hospital, police have said.