Man charged with negligent homicide after fatal crash

Caddo Parish - A two-vehicle crash on Keithville Springridge Road claimed the life of an 82-year-old man earlier tonight.

Witnesses say that just after 6 pm, Joe Waddles, 82 of Keithville, was traveling westbound on Keithville Springridge road in a 2006 Toyota Solara when he attempted a left turn onto Farmridge Road. A 2004 Chevy Silverado driven by 19-year-old Rory LaBorde of Keithville was among several vehicles that were behind Waddles also going westbound.

LaBorde drove into the opposing lane of traffic in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed and struck the driver's side of Waddle's vehicle as he was turning left, according to Sgt. Mike Vaitkus.  The Solara traveled off the roadway and flipped onto its driver side into a ditch.

Waddles died at the scene. LaBorde was arrested for negligent homicide and is expected to be booked into Caddo Correctional Center after being examined at University Health.


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