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Crowley woman arrested, charged with vehicular homicide in May 4 crash

Posted at 10:44 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 23:44:33-04

Louisiana State Police have made an arrest in connection with a May 4th fatal crash in Acadia Parish.

Troopers executed an arrest warrant on Thursday on the driver in the crash, 62-year-old Vikke Wright Broussard of Crowley. Broussard was arrested without incident and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on one charge each of Vehicular Homicide and Failure to Yield.

The two-vehicle crash claimed the life of 37-year-old Richard John Koch of Rayne. Troopers learned Broussard failed to yield as she was crossing LA 35 and was struck by the oncoming motorcycle, driven by Koch, as she entered the southbound lane.

Despite wearing a DOT approved safety helmet, Koch was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner's Office.

Broussard sustained minor injuries.

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