- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police have arrested the driver in a fatal crash that killed a triathlete in eastern New Orleans.

Thirty-four-year-old Howard Vidrine was jailed Friday after the accident that killed 36-year-old Frank Guinn, who was training for Sunday’s Ironman race.

Vidrine was booked with negligent homicide, negligent injury, driving on a suspended driver’s license and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

Vidrine’s car struck Guinn and his brother-in-law, 40-year-old Andrew Powell, who were on bikes, from behind. Both were scheduled to compete in the Ironman 70.3 race, which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.

Guinn, an Atlanta firefighter, husband and father of 7-year-old triplet daughters, died of his injuries. Powell was critically injured.

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