School board pres. pleads no contest, given suspended sentence in deadly hit and run

Malcolm Sibley (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
Malcolm Sibley (Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)

GREENSBERG, LA (WAFB) - Officials said the president of the Livingston Parish School Board was sentenced to a suspended 90-day jail term after pleading no contest Friday to hit and run.

A representative with the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General reported Malcolm Sibley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor hit and run charge in connection with a deadly crash that happened June 15, 2013 in St. Helena Parish.

Judge Bob Morrison also sentenced Sibley to two years of probation, a $500 fine and court costs. Sibley was ordered to complete four 8-hour days of community service, complete a court-approved defensive driving course and pay a $50 monthly monitoring fee to probation and parole.

The crash happened on LA 43 north of Greensburg in St. Helena Parish on Saturday, June 15 around 5 a.m. William "Cody" Iasigi, 21, of Liberty, MS, was killed. Authorities said Iasigi stopped his truck on the roadway and was hit when he got out.

LSP reported their investigation showed Sibley was the driver of the vehicle that hit Iasigi and continued on after the crash. Investigators said additional evidence and witness statements indicated the victim's truck was probably on or across the double yellow line when the wreck happened.

Troopers also reported Iasigi had a blood alcohol level of .22 percent. The legal limit in Louisiana is .08 percent.

The AG's office said Sibley was arrested in connection with the hit and run for not stopping, but was not at fault or the cause of the accident itself.

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