Grand jury indicts man for hitting, killing triathlete

Grand jury indicts man for hitting, killing triathlete

Grand jury indicts man for hitting, killing triathlete

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Posted on May 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 7:51 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- An Orleans Parish grand jury returned an indictment against a man who is accused of hitting two bicyclists with his vehicle, one of whom later died and the other who suffered serious injuries.

According to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, the grand jury returned a true bill indicting Howard Vidrine, 33, on one count of negligent homcide and one count of negligent injury.

On April 11, Vidrine hit two men, Frank Guinn and Andrew Powell, who were training for an Ironman Triatholon the next day. The incident occured in the 20000 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

Guinn, a fireman from Atlanta, was killed, and Powell, Guinn's brother-in-law, was seriously injured, according to the DA's Office.

Following the indictment Thursday, Judge Karen Herman set the defendant’s bond at $500,000 on the negligent homicide charge and $100,000 on the negligent Injury charge.  He was taken into custody Friday morning in Gretna.

 

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