2 killed, 3 injured in deadly crash involving man on 2nd DWI

Published: Mar. 30, 2014 at 9:27 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two people are dead and three more are injured from a fatal crash involving a man who is now facing DWI charges.

It happened on the Mississippi River Bridge early Sunday at around 2:45am.

Authorities say 38-year-old Dedrick Matthews was driving westbound on I-10 at the bridge. Police say Matthews rear-ended another vehicle occupied by 26-year-old Johnny Galmon, 19-year-old Kandace Cox, and two other occupants.

Galmon and Cox died at the scene.

The two surviving passengers were transported to a local hospital, along with an occupant from Matthews' vehicle, and they were treated for mild injuries.

Matthews was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide, 3 counts of Vehicular Negligent Injuring, Reckless Operation, Careless Operation and DWI 2nd Offense.

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