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LSP: Road rage, alcohol factors in deadly I-10 crash

4 years ago March 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011 Friday, March 18 2011 Friday, March 18, 2011 5:15:38 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Stephanie Ryan

BATON ROUGE - State Troopers say witnesses who came forward after a deadly accident Sunday led them to arrest two people.  Both people turned themselves in to police Friday morning.

David Leger is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide in the I-10 wreck that took the lives of five people.  Kelsye Hall is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide.

Toxicology reports show Leger was drunk at the time of the wreck, according to troopers.

Sgt. Len Marie tells News 2 Leger and Hall did not know each other before the bout of road rage that took the lives of Kim Stag, Liz Fontenot, and her three children, Austin, Keegan and Hunter.

"They were switching lanes from left to right, and at some point she was over the white line," Marie said, describing the race.

Marie said Hall tried to block Leger.  That's when he tried to pass her on the shoulder of the road.  Hall's car clipped Leger's vehicle, sending him smashing head on into the eastbound lanes.

"They didn't get on the highway that night planning to kill five people," Stagg and Fontenot's co-worker Tryna Dalton said.  "They're suffering like we are, and they're the cause of it, so they're suffering in a different way."

Hall could face 25 years in jail, and Leger could face up to 150 years behind bars.

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