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Judge delays sentencing for man convicted in deadly 'road rage' crash

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The man convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide in a deadly "road rage" crash will get to remain free for another month before learning his fate.

David Leger, 32, of Palmetto, was originally scheduled to appear for a sentencing hearing Tuesday, but it has been moved to September 30. He faces five to 30 years in prison on each count.

He was convicted on July 11 and was released from jail the next day after posting a $10,000 bond. The jury delivered the guilty verdict after about 90 minutes of deliberation. The victims were:

Liz Fontenot, 29

Kimberly Stagg, 19

Keagan Fontenot, 11

Hunter Johnson, 7

Austin Fontenot, 3

The wreck happened on I-10 East between Highland Road and Manchac Bayou on March 13, 2011. Louisiana State Police reported Kelsye Hall of Baton Rouge was driving a sport utility vehicle and Leger was driving a truck. Troopers said Hall was driving ahead of Leger on I-10 West and for some distance, they were both driving recklessly.

It is believed Leger tried to pass Hall, but she wouldn't let him. Investigators suspect Leger's truck clipped the front of Hall's SUV, which sent him across the median. Authorities said the truck collided head-on with the Acura the victims were riding in and the car burst into flames. A bottle of alcohol was found in Leger's truck. Toxicology results came back showing Leger was legally drunk at 0.1. The legal limit is 0.08.

Hall was convicted of five counts of vehicular homicide in August 2013. She was sentenced in October 2013 to two years in prison for her role in the crash. She was released from prison on July 6, 2014. She is on probation until 2019.

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