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Crash report: victim was drunk, Sibley visiting woman

3 years 6 months 1 week ago July 08, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Monday, July 08 2013 July 08, 2013 9:15 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- State Police interviewed two people who suggested Livingston Parish School Board President Malcolm Sibley was en route to visit another woman the morning he was involved in a deadly hit-and-run.

Their accounts are published in the officer's crash report from the wreck in the early morning hours of June 15th.

Sibley faces charges for leaving the scene where Cody Iasigi, 21, was injured and later died. The crash happened in St. Helena Parish on La 43.

In the report, State Police interviewed Blaine Grice who said his friend "told him that Malcolm was on the way to her mother's house and hit William 'Cody' Iasigi."

Grice's mother, Debbie, said the friend told her son it was "her mother's boyfriend... Who had hit the young man."

According to reports, Sibley is married.

Blaine Grice said he was told Sibley thought he had hit a deer and can not see or hear well.

In the report that WBRZ News 2 obtained Monday, troopers said Iasigi was close to three times the legal limit, registering a blood alcohol level at .22. In Louisiana, the legal limit is .08.

Sibley does not face charges for the actual crash.

"Had Mr. Sibley stayed at the scene of the crash, investigators believe he would not have been charged with any traffic violations," Sgt. JB Slaton previously explained. "The hit and run charge has nothing to do with the crash itself."

Sibley's attorney could not be reached for comment Monday, but has said his client was likely in the area for his logging business. It's common for loggers to get started early in the morning, Sherman Mack said about the incident in an interview on June 18th.

"The goal is for these families to move on and have some type of closure," Mack said then.
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