Police arrest man accused of causing fatal crash on Congress Street

Richey (Photo Credit: LPSO)

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Police have arrested the man who is accused of causing a fiery fatal crash on Congress Street on Monday.

Joseph Dakota Richey, 24, of Duson, was arrested today on multiple traffic and criminal charges including Misuse of Two-way Center Turn Lane, Speeding, Reckless Operation, Seatbelt Violation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of marijuana, OWI (2nd Offense), and Vehicular Homicide.

Brad Wedlock

A UL Ph.D. student and local radio DJ, Brad Wedlock, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was hit from behind.

Wedlock was from Ville Platte but living in Lafayette.

The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. on April 3, 2017, at the intersection of Congress Street and Guilbeau Road.

Four vehicles were involved in the crash. One of the cars burst into flames after the crash.

Investigators believe excessive speed was a factor in the crash.



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