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Driver in 2011 crash that killed five to be resentenced

11 months 3 days 4 hours ago Thursday, November 16 2017 Nov 16, 2017 November 16, 2017 7:13 AM November 16, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE- One of the drivers who caused a deadly road-rage crash in 2011 will be resentenced.

Five people were killed in a wreck, authorities called a high-speed game of cat-and-mouse on Interstate 10.

David Leger, who was drunk when the crash happened, was originally charged with five counts of vehicular homicide and sentenced to eight years in prison. Investigators say Leger got into a cat-and-mouse game with a woman identified as Kelsey Hall, just before the crash happened.

Hall was previously found guilty of negligent homicide and testified against Leger.

The crash happened on March 13, 2011, on I-10 west between Baton Rouge and Prairieville when Leger's pickup truck spun out of control, crossed the median and crashed head-on into another car.

This week, a state appeals court reduced Leger's conviction to five counts of negligent homicide and ordered him to be resentenced.

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