Man accused of killing 9-year-old while driving drunk arrested

Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 10:43 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2021 at 3:39 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police have arrested Wendell Lachney, a man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash.

Lachney was “under medical care” and arrested upon his release on Nov. 1.

Lachney is facing a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly rear-ending a vehicle at high speeds in Gretna while driving under the influence.

Abigail Douglas, 9, was killed in the crash.

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Douglas’ mother took to Facebook on Wednesday to plead for Lachney to turn himself in.

It has been 5 days since #WendellLachney murdered our Abigail Lee. This man was drunk as a skunk. Bottles upon bottles...

Posted by Sarah Douglas on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Those who knew Abigail called her bubbly and said she was a stand-out cheer talent.

More: Loved ones mourn 9-year-old killed by suspected impaired driver

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