Arrest made in June 9 accident that killed girl, 14
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've made an arrest in the hit-and-run traffic crash that killed a 14-year-old girl.
A police news release says the accident happened June 9 on Interstate 10. The victim, Kayla Lagarde of New Orleans, was a passenger in a Pontiac Grand Am that was struck from behind by a Nissan Maxima. The Maxima also hit another vehicle before coming to a stop. The driver ran from the scene.
On Thursday, police said 40-year-old James Thornton of New Orleans turned himself in to police.
He was jailed on charges including manslaughter and negligent injuring. Online booking records showed he was being held Thursday at the Orleans Parish jail.
There was no information on whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.