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  • Branch gets 7.5 years for killing cyclist check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 18, 2015 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Joseph Branch to 25 years in jail for killing a cyclist in a drunk driving crash, but he will only serve about a third of it. Judge Mike Erwin suspended all but 7.5 years of Branch's sentence for vehicular homicide Wednesday. He told... more »
  • Mardi Gras tractor driver dies following crash with accused drunk driver

    February 9, 2015 3:25 AM

    GRETNA - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says bond has been set at $150,000 for a 54-year-old man accused in the death of a man who was moving a tractor after a weekend Carnival parade. Sheriff's spokesman Glen Boyd says 52-year-old Don Dauzat of Marrero died late Saturday and Michael... more »
  • Man arrested for vehicular homicide after December crash

    January 5, 2015 11:11 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. - Louisiana State Police have re-arrested a man involved in a two-vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish last month after a woman died from her injuries. Master Trooper Brooks David, in a news release Monday, says 30-year-old Emmanuel Wiltz, of Breaux Bridge, was initially booked with vehicular... more »
  • Police: Man charged with vehicular homicide after deadly crash

    November 22, 2014 10:40 AM

    HAMMOND - State police say a man tried to run after a crash that killed the passenger in his vehicle. Officials say Steve Savoie, 28, drove his 1997 Dodge pickup off the left side of La. Hwy 443 near US Hwy 190 in Hammond just before 8 p.m. Friday.... more »
  • Jury being charged in deadly cycling wreck trial

    October 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Mike Erwin gave instructions to the jury Friday evening in the vehicular homicide trial of Joseph Branch, and deliberations should begin shortly after. Earlier Friday Danny Morris, the surviving cyclist from the 2012 crash, told jurors he's in constant pain and suffered neurological damage because... more »
  • Sorrento man charged in fatal I-10 crash

    August 4, 2014 11:27 AM

    LAPLACE - State police are investigating a two car accident on Interstate 10 near LaPlace that claimed the life of an unidentified man. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday on I-10 just west of Louisiana Highway 3188. State police say 24-year-old Jacob Sellars of Sorrento lost control of his... more »
  • Guilty: Leger taken to jail after verdict

    July 11, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Late Friday night, David Leger was booked back into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison after being found guilty of vehicular homicide earlier in the evening. Leger was remanded into custody after the verdict in connection with a 2011 crash that killed five people, including three... more »
  • Leger trial resumes following recess Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The vehicular homicide trial of David Leger will resume today after the judge called for a recess yesterday. It was recessed because attorneys needed a day to figure out an evidence dispute. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said... more »
  • Prosecution rests in Leger crash trial, back in court today

    July 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors rested their vehicular homicide case against David Leger Wednesday afternoon after calling a dozen witnesses, including the other driver troopers said was involved in the deadly game of cat and mouse. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said he... more »
  • Trooper: Crash scene looked like plane had exploded

    July 9, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state trooper told jurors in David Leger's vehicular homicide trial Wednesday that the deadly wreck from 2011 he's accused of causing looked like a plane had exploded on the interstate. The trooper told jurors the wreck on was "overwhelming," and there was "complete chaos" when... more »
  • Police: Driver booked with vehicular homicide

    July 7, 2014 10:21 AM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - Louisiana State Police say a 28-year-old man has been booked with vehicular homicide after his pickup truck hit a tree, killing a 54-year-old woman and critically injuring another woman. Master Trooper Brooks David says Nicholas Lafleur of Opelousas was booked into the St. Landry Parish jail after... more »
  • Vehicular homicide; 10 year sentence

    April 11, 2014 1:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Denham Springs woman will serve 10 years after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. Assistant District Attorney Greg Murphy says Kadie Matthews was traveling more then 100 mph when she struck another car on April 7, 2013. The driver of the other car, Richard Moore, Jr., died... more »
  • Victim in deadly wreck was reserve deputy

    April 8, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pickup driver was drunk when he hit and killed a volunteer reserve EBRSO deputy on a motorcycle Monday night in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police arrested Calvin Moore, 43, on suspicion of vehicular homicide, DWI, reckless operation and failure to yield after the... more »
  • Court date set in 5 road rage deaths

    November 12, 2013 1:51 PM

    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... more »
  • Defense expert refutes road rage claims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic accident reconstruction expert paid to testify for the defense said Kelsye Hall was not at fault in a fatal crash that killed five people in March 2011. Kimberly Stagg, 19, Effie Fontenot, 29, Austin Fontenot, 3, Hunter Johnson, 7, and Keagan Fontenot, 11 all... more »
  • Prosecution wraps in road rage homicide trial

    August 7, 2013 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The prosecution finished presenting its negligent homicide case against Kelyse Hall, Wednesday evening after calling nine witnesses to testify. Hall is accused of causing a deadly crash in March 2011 that killed five people on I-10 between the Highland Rd. exit and Prairieville, La. Kimberly Stagg,... more »
  • Trial date set for accused drunk driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2013 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A district court judge tentatively set a trial date of Feb. 10, 2014 for the man accused of hitting two cyclists, killing one. It's been nearly a year and a half since Nathan Crowson was hit and killed riding along Perkins Road, and his brother thinks... more »
  • Branch in court for vehicular homicide hearing

    July 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk in Baton Rouge is in court for a pre-trial hearing this morning. Joseph Branch is accused of second offense DWI and vehicular homicide in the death of Nathan Crowson back in January 2012. ... more »
  • U.S. Marshals join hunt for Lafayette fugitive

    April 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE - U.S. Marshals are joining the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in the hunt for a man who walked away from his vehicular homicide trial last week. Wade Lohse, 43, is charged with vehicular homicide, felon in possession of a firearm and burglary. His trial was underway March... more »
  • Hearing continued in vehicular homicide case

    April 4, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys continued a hearing today for the man accused of killing a cyclist last year while driving drunk. Police said Joseph Branch had a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit when he struck Nathan Crowson and Daniel Morris on Perkins Rd. back in... more »
  • Tears flow as convicted killer gets 70 years check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 12, 2013 3:48 PM

    CLINTON - A man who killed seven people after a drunk driving crash in Slaughter last year won't get out of prison until he's a senior citizen. Brett Gerald, 30, was sentenced to 70 years in prison by Judge William Carmichael. At least 35 of those years must be... more »
  • Gerald faces sentencing for drunk driving deaths

    March 12, 2013 7:26 AM

    CLINTON - The man who police say was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car head-on, killing seven people, will learn his fate today in an East Feliciana Parish courtroom. Brett Gerald pleaded guilty in December to seven counts of vehicular homicide, after originally... more »
  • Man booked on fourth DWI, facing vehicular homicide charge

    December 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    Baton Rouge- A Greenwell Springs man booked with a fourth DWI over the weekend also was accused in July of driving while intoxicated when his pickup crashed head-on into a car, killing the driver of the car, according to Parish Prison records. Matthew Harding, 31, was booked with fourth-offense... more »
  • Gerald pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    December 10, 2012 9:51 AM

    CLINTON - Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide Monday morning. Gerald's sentence will be determined on March 12. A pre-sentence investigation and report is being conducted. He faces a minimum of five years for each count. No reduction in charges or plea bargain... more »
  • Attorneys ask for "black box" from Gerald's truck

    September 11, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing seven people in a drunk-driving crash appeared in court today. Brett Gerald's attorneys asked that information from a "black box" recorder in Gerald's truck be turned over to them. State Police investigators testified that no reliable data was able to be... more »
  • Crash victim's relatives "shocked" at defendant's plea check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As an accused drunk driver entered not guilty pleas on vehicular homicide, injury and second offense drunk driving charges. In Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom, friends of the victims were shocked. " I truly thought that he would plead guilty. It's hard for me to understand... more »
  • $1 million bond set for Gerald

    June 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    CLINTON - Bail has been set at $1 million for Brett Gerald, the man accused of vehicular homicide in a May 30 accident that killed seven people in East Feliciana Parish. Gerald, 30, must live with his father and is not permitted to leave the house except to attend... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged in fatal crash

    November 26, 2011 12:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A Denham Springs man is accused of killing a Greenwell Springs teen in a car crash earlier this year. According to Louisiana State Police, James T. Watts III's arrest Thursday comes after a blood test revealed Watts' blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit during the... more »
  • Man sentenced to 3 years for drunk driving death

    November 15, 2011 12:03 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Taylor Hancock, the man convicted of vehicular homicide after a June 2010 drunk driving wreck in Assumption Parish, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars today. However, seven of those years were suspended, leaving Hancock to serve three years without the benefit of probation or parole. ... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in fatal I-10 crash

    June 7, 2011 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to alcohol-related vehicular homicide charges in a fiery Interstate 10 crash that killed five members of a Georgia family, including a 2-year-old, in 2009. A cousin of several of the victims told state District Judge Trudy White Monday that... more »
  • Drivers involved in deadly I-10 wreck turn themselves in

    March 18, 2011 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The two drivers accused of causing a fiery I-10 crash that killed five people have surrendered to authorities in Baton Rouge, according to State Police. Lt. Doug Cain said David Leger, 29, met deputies at the East Baton Rouge Parish jail this morning and Kelsye Hall,... more »

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