Court date set in 5 road rage deaths
BATON ROUGE - A judge set an April trial date for David Leger, who's accused in a road-rage fueled wreck that killed five people on I-10.
Judge Trudy White scheduled the case to go to trial April 28, 2014. Leger faces five counts of vehicular homicide for the 2011 wreck.
Investigators said Leger, 29, and Kelsye Hall, 26, were chasing each other's vehicles on the interstate when Hall clipped Leger's bumper, sending him spinning into the oncoming lane of traffic. There investigators said he hit another vehicle head-on, killing five people from Prairieville. They also said Leger was drunk during the incident.
Hall was convicted of five counts of negligent homicide in August, and received a two-year prison sentence last month.
Leger is due back in court for a motions hearing on April 2, 2014.