Police: Woman arrested after deadly DWI crash

Kadie Matthews (Source: LPSO)
Kadie Matthews (Source: LPSO)

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A woman faces vehicular homicide and DWI charges after a crash that left a man dead early Sunday morning.

The Denham Springs Police Department said Richard Moore Jr., 35, of Walker was killed after a car driven by Kadie Matthews, 24, of Denham Springs rammed his truck from behind.

It happened on I-12 East near the Juban Road interchange around 4 a.m.

Police said witnesses reported Matthews was driving fast and slammed into the back of Moore's pickup. Investigators said the impact caused Moore to lose control, go off the road and hit a tree.

Officers reported Moore was revived at the scene, but later died at the hospital.

Matthews was charged with vehicular homicide, DWI and careless operation.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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