Driver charged after hitting, killing triathlete on Chef Highway

Driver charged after hitting, killing triathlete on Chef Highway

Howard Vidrine

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Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 14 at 10:18 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Police have booked the driver in Friday's fatal accident that took the life of a triathlete on Chef Menteur Highway.

Howard Vidrine, 34, was arrested and booked with negligent homicide, negligent injury, driving on a suspended driver’s license and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, according to the New Orleans Police Department. 

Vidrine's car struck two triathletes who were taking a bike ride. Both were scheduled to compete in the weekend's Ironman race. The crash occurred along the course on Highway 90 near Venetian Isles Friday morning.

Frank Guinn, 36, a veteran firefighter from Atlanta, was killed and his 40-year-old brother-in-law was critically injured.

 

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