NOPD: Drunk driver causes fatal crash

NOPD: Drunk driver causes fatal crash

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police say a drunk driver ran through a red light and caused a fatal crash.

Investigators say 37-year-old Chad Vidrine ran the red light at the intersection of Calliope and Annunication Streets around 8:00 p.m. Thursday.  They say Vidrine's white Chevy pickup truck collided with a black Ford F-150.

Officers say the passenger of the F-150 was ejected and later died at the hospital. The driver of the F-150 remains in critical condition.

Police say Vidrine's blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit. Officers booked him with vehicular homicide.

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