Dina Bourque obituary: Iberia Middle School principal dies in fatal crash on US 90 Frontage Road

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New Iberia, LA – The community mourns the devastating loss of Dina Bourque, the beloved principal of Iberia Middle School and a University of Louisiana-Lafayette alumna, who tragically passed away in an early morning automobile accident on Thursday.

The heartbreaking news was announced through a poignant social media post, grieving the loss of an esteemed educational figure in Iberia Parish. Bourque’s passing leaves behind her husband, Paul, and children, evoking heartfelt prayers and sorrow from the community.

The fatal incident unfolded shortly after 6 a.m. at the intersection of North Grand Prairie Road and US 90 West Frontage Road in New Iberia. According to authorities from the New Iberia Police Department, a collision involving a tractor hauling trailers of sugarcane occurred when the tractor driver failed to yield at a stop sign, leading to the tragic collision with Bourque’s vehicle. Sadly, Bourque succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Mary Bashay posted on Facebook,

“Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family of Principal Dina Bourque, the Faculty, Staff, and Student Body of Iberia Middle School Community, including my former colleagues and co-workers. I pray that the Peace and Comfort of God will surround and sustain you in the midst of this great loss. Know this, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Hang in there Marlin Family! Rev Mary Bashay”

In the wake of this tragedy, Iberia Middle School remains open, offering grief counseling services to both students and staff coping with the loss.

Dina Bourque’s impactful tenure at Iberia Middle School began in 2016, following her graduation from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1996. Her dedication to education, students, and the local community marked her as an exceptional and compassionate leader.

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Colleagues and acquaintances remember Bourque as a vibrant, caring, and exceptional individual whose influence extended far beyond the school walls. Her life, though abruptly cut short, leaves an enduring impact on the lives she touched, inspiring, mentoring, and guiding countless individuals with unwavering dedication and love.

Details regarding Dina Bourque’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be shared by her family at a later date, allowing the community to pay their respects to a remarkable educator and person.

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