Drivers facing charges surrender to troopers

David Leger (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
David Leger (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Kelsye Hall
Kelsye Hall

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The two drivers facing charges in connection with a deadly crash on Interstate 10 turned themselves in to authorities Friday morning.

The Louisiana State Police reported arrest warrants were issued for David Leger, 29, of Palmetto and Kelsye Hall, 24, of Baton Rouge late Thursday night.

Leger will be charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. He was driving the truck that hit the car, killing five people.

Troopers indicated Leger is also suspected of being impaired during the crash.

Hall will be charged with five counts of negligent homicide. Detectives said she was driving the sport utility vehicle involved in the wreck.

The fiery crash claimed the lives of two women and three children.

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.

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 and it burst into flames.

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