Last weekend, the diocese of Baton Rouge bid goodbye to a beloved member of the clergy. Father Clarence Waguespack, a priest with the St. Joseph the Worker church in Pierre Part departed this world on December 8th when he was killed in a bicycle accident. His funeral services were held this past weekend. The visitation was held on Friday in the evening from 6 pm onwards and also on the following Saturday morning. A Mass and a Christian burial were held on Saturday after the visitation and an internment followed thereafter.
Waguespack’s soul is in the halls of heaven as we speak.
A freak bike accident was the cause of death
Father Waguespack died in an accident on December 8th after he fell off his bicycle. He was riding down Highway 70 near Lee Drive in Pierre Part, Louisiana. The accident occurred in the afternoon around 3 pm. Even though Father Waguespack was wearing a helmet on his head it could not stop from protecting him from getting hurt in the accident. According to accident attorneys Baton Rouge, the priest died from a broken neck he suffered in the fatal fall.
He was the oldest member of the clergy
According to the Diocese, he was the senior-most priest in active ministry in Baton Rouge. He was first assigned to the Holy Family Church post his ordination in 1962, in Port Allen. Just the afternoon previous to his accident, the beloved priest was with a group of the Diocese’s clergy celebrating Eucharist at the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Ordination of the Reverend Monsignor Berggreen.
Bishop Robert Muench from the St. Joseph the Worker Church read out a statement to the press stating that members of the church and the diocese were deeply sorrowed by the death of one of their oldest members, and that they prayed for his soul to rest in peace.
Louisiana State Police nabbed a 19 year DWI violator
In other news last week, the State Police captured a 19 year old man who they suspect was involved in an accident that killed a Dutchtown High teen who was only 15 years old. Claire Carline, the victim of the crash was on her way to school when she was killed in the head-on collision that occurred around 7 am. According to Baton Rouge accident attorneys, the accused―19 year old Dwight Perrilloux III of Reserve―was booked into jail in Ascension Parish on suspicion of DWI.
State Police suspects he was high on drugs and that could be the main reason for the accident. Claire’s other sisters who were also involved in the crash only suffered moderate injuries and were released after treatment at the Our Lady of the Lake medical center.
Dwight Perrilloux has two counts of vehicular negligent injuring, one count of vehicular homicide, and a possible DWI on his charge sheet as of now. His toxicology sample has been sent to the lab for testing as State Police suggests he was probably high on narcotics, but they need to be sure of the exact drugs he was using when the accident occurred to be able to book him completely.

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