Mississippi River Bridge crash in Baton Rouge leaves two dead – The Times

Two people are dead and one man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a crash on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning.

Johnny Galmon, 26, and Kandace Cox, 19, died in the crash at about 2:45 a.m. this morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

They were in a vehicle that was traveling westbound on the bridge and was rear-ended by Derrick Matthews, a 38-year-old Baton Rouge resident. Matthews was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation, careless operation and driving while intoxicated (second offense).

Three other people — two from the vehicle that was rear-ended, and one from Matthews’ vehicle — were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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