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Opelousas man killed in crash

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Posted: Mar 25, 2010 7:04 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Opelousas, crash, Ville Platte, Louisiana State Police, Brandon Richard, Evangeline Parish

State police are investigating a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 167 south of Ville Platte that
claimed the life of an Opelousas man.

Troopers say a pickup was southbound on Hwy. 167 Wednesday when the vehicle ran off the road and entered a ditch.

The vehicle overturned and ejected both occupants.

Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Richard was pronounced dead at the scene by the Evangeline Parish coroner.

The other occupant, 25-year-old Tradey Henry of Ville Platte, was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Troopers are still working to identify the driver.

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