Lafayette man indicted in Mardi Gras Day fatal fiery crash, 3 others injured


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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — State prosecutors say Bryce Chapman, the driver who allegedly caused a fiery crash on Mardi Gras afternoon that killed a school system employee, has been indicted.

Lafayette Parish Assistant District Attorney Daniel Landry tells The Advertiser ( his office filed a bill of information against Chapman for vehicular homicide, operating while intoxicated and multiple counts of vehicular injury.

The 23-year-old Chapman was booked Feb. 17 with operating a vehicle while under the influence, careless operation, first-degree negligent injury, two counts of vehicular negligent injury and vehicular homicide.

Chapman allegedly slammed his vehicle into the rear end of a vehicle driven by Carol Ann Richard. Richard's vehicle was pushed into oncoming traffic, was struck and caught fire. She died at the scene and two people in the other vehicle were injured.

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