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State Police investigating if Sibley had passenger

3 years 11 months 3 days ago June 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013 Wednesday, June 19 2013 June 19, 2013 5:22 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

ST. HELENA - Louisiana State Police are investigating if a passenger was riding with Malcolm Sibley when he crashed into a truck early Saturday morning.

Cody Iasigi, 21, of Liberty, Miss., later died at a hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

Troopers said he and two others, Jarrett Wilson, 23, of Osyka, Miss. and Trey Bailey, 21, were parked and arguing on La. 43 just north of Greensburg, La. before the crash.

Sibley's 2012 GMC 2500 truck remains at the State Police Crime Lab where investigators are comparing damage to the driver side fender, bumper and mirror with a crash report developed at the scene.

Sibley was arrested Sunday nearly 30 hours after the crash for felony hit and run. That charge carries a maximum ten years in prison and a five thousand dollar fine.

Sibley's attorney, Sherman Mack, denies there was a passenger in the truck and said the allegations are politically motivated.

Sibley is the president of the Livingston Parish School Board and also owns a logging business.

Mack explained Sibley was going to work early that Saturday morning but wouldn't give his client's motives for leaving the scene.

"I've advised Mr. Sibley, based on my expertise and advice at this point while the investigation is going on not to comment on any specifics mainly due out of respect to the victims family. Once the investigation is complete by State Police, we will be giving a formal statement," Mack said. 

State Police wouldn't answer any questions about a passenger as this is an on-going investigation.

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