BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators issued arrest warrants for two of the drivers involved in the fiery crash Interstate 10 that claimed the lives of two women and three children.
According to the Louisiana State Police, David Leger, 29, of Palmetto, LA is wanted for five counts of vehicular homicide. He was driving the truck that eventually hit the car with all five victims in it.
Troopers also obtained a warrant for Kelsye Hall, 24, of Baton Rouge. She is charged with five counts of negligent homicide. Detectives said she was driving the sport utility vehicle involved in the wreck.
Investigators said Hall was driving ahead of Leger on I-10, and for some distance, they were both driving recklessly.
They believe Leger was trying to pass Hall, but she wouldn't let him.
Authorities suspect Leger's truck clipped the front of Hall's SUV, which sent him across the median.
The truck then plowed head-on into an Acura, killing a young mother, three boys and a 19-year-old woman.
Troopers indicated Leger is also suspected of being impaired during the crash.
The victims were identified as Effie Fontenot, 29; Kimberly Stagg, 19; Keagan Fontenot, 11; Hunter Johnson, 7; and Austin Fontenot, 3. They were all from Prairieville, LA.
Investigators said the fourth vehicle in the crash was an 18-wheeler. It was sideswiped by the truck right before the pickup collided with the car.