UPDATE: Viola Man Identified In Deadly Accident

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Viola man has died after running into the back of a parked car in northwest Wichita.

It happened at 37th and Maize Road around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said a 41-year-old Wichita man stopped his Dodge Charger at the intersection for a red light. Ronald G. Charlebois, 78, rear-ended the first vehicle.

Charlebois was taken to a Wichita hospital where he later died.

Authorities said witnesses reported Charlebois was speeding and driving erratically shortly before the accident. Police said speed and alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Toxicology reports are pending.


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