Louisiana State troopers arrested a man in connection with a July crash that killed a sanitation worker.
Troopers arrested Vincent Dipuma for negligent homicide. Investigators say Dipuma actions leading up to the crash with 40-year-old Ricky Mitchell were negligent.
Mitchell died on July 29 in a two car crash on Jefferson Highway near Castle Ridge Avenue.
The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as a 2017 Freightliner garbage truck was stopped in the southbound lane of Jefferson Highway. Mitchell, an employee for a local trash collecting company, was standing behind the truck. At the same time, 62-year-old Vincent Dipuma of Baton Rouge was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 73 in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevrolet struck Mitchell and the rear of the Freightliner. Mitchell died.
Dipuma was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail.