Iberia Parish – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on August 30, 2020, Troopers responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on US Highway 90 near North College Road. The crash claimed the life of 40-year-old Chad James Maturin of Abbeville.
The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed Maturin was a passenger in a in an eastbound Hyundai Sonata that pulled onto the outside shoulder of US 90 and came to a stop. For unknown reasons, Maturin exited the vehicle and stood in the center of the outside eastbound lane of US 90. He was struck by an eastbound 2005 BMW 2-door passenger car.
Maturin was pronounced deceased at scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the BMW was properly restrained and was transported to a local hospital with only minor injuries. Standard toxicology samples were taken and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
Troop I has investigated 37 fatal crashes resulting in 41 deaths since the beginning of 2020.