2 teens killed in deadly crash during pursuit through BR, WBR; Addis Police officer charged

2 teens killed in deadly crash during pursuit through BR, WBR; Addis Police officer charged


BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – In accordance to District Attorney Tony Clayton, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office environment has arrested the Addis Law enforcement officer who was included in the fatal pursuit in WBR.

The officer was identified as David Cauthron.

Cauthron was booked into WBR Parish Jail at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.

He is getting billed with 2 counts of negligent murder and 1 rely of negligent injuring.


Extra than one particular law enforcement company is investigating a law enforcement pursuit as a result of many parishes that brought on a crash and left two teenager girls lifeless and an additional boy injured on Saturday, Dec. 31.

District Attorney Tony Clayton claims his business is on the lookout into the situation and the actions of the Addis law enforcement officer who was concerned in the pursuit. Clayton claims Addis Police Main Richard Anderson told him the officer is presently on administrative go away. Clayton also programs to convene a grand jury at the conclude of the month to glance into the officer’s steps.

“To celebrate this New 12 months with my family, and for these households not to be able to celebrate with those people young ones, it’s just despicable. And whoever will be held accountable for it, will be held accountable for it, period,” stated District Lawyer Clayton.

According to the Baton Rouge Law enforcement Division, the pursuit began due to a residence invasion that transpired in the 3200 block of Blackwell Generate in Baton Rouge. Which is in which Tyquel Zanders, 24, reportedly broke into a spouse and children member’s household and stole their automobile.

Arrest documents reveal that officers attempted to pull Zanders over through a targeted visitors cease on River Street in Baton Rouge. The files said that when Zanders refused to stop, the chase began. Zanders is accused of functioning several crimson lights and reaching speeds of 110 miles for each hour on the interstate, in accordance to the arrest documents.

Authorities explained the chase produced its way into Brusly and then again into Baton Rouge. They additional the pursuit finished on I-10 at Dalrymple.

Tyquel Zanders
Tyquel Zanders(East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Business office)

Arrest paperwork claimed Zanders was taken into custody following his auto stalled.

Officers claimed that the pursuit also led to a crash on LA 1 in Brusly that left two teens useless and a backseat passenger hurt. The teenager victims are Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 15, and the two have been college students at Brusly Higher Faculty, officers included.

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Deadly car crash in Brusly
Deadly car crash in Brusly(WAFB)

The backseat passenger is in the clinic with critical accidents. It was afterwards realized that Dunn and the backseat passenger had been siblings, in accordance to WBRSO.

A supply tells WAFB it appears an officer from the Addis Law enforcement Section was trying to catch up to the pursuit when that officer crashed into a further motor vehicle, resulting in the lethal wreck. The car or truck that was strike was not portion of the pursuit.

According to a spokesperson with BRPD, their officers named off the pursuit when the suspect acquired off the Mississippi River bridge and entered into WBR Parish, as they do not have jurisdiction to go into other regions.

Extra than one particular regulation enforcement company is investigating a police pursuit by means of various parishes that prompted a crash and remaining two people dead on Saturday, Dec. 3

“I have some significant inquiries about his steps. I just believe that law enforcement officers have to workout common feeling, to know that if you’re chasing a guy from stealing a vehicle from his parents, that it doesn’t entail you chasing across parish traces and traveling up to 100 miles per hour, that’s absurd,” mentioned Clayton.

District Legal professional Clayton confirms to WAFB he has instructed investigators to convey him evidence from the Addis police officer’s auto.

“Because I locate this to be just horrible. So, I want to know why and beneath what concept he was running below that he felt like he had to blow as a result of a number of purple lights to conclusion up endangering human lives. So I have severe issues with that, and we will do it efficiently, properly and quickly. And I prepare to convene a grand jury at the conclude of this month to look into his steps, if I have all of the evidence, and he will be charged properly,” stated Clayton. “In the meantime, I imagine Tuesday we are heading to retrieve all the knowledge from the officer’s vehicle and the information from the children’s automobile. Though I watched the video tape, the kids did every little thing lawfully. I suggest they have been the seventh or eighth car or truck heading as a result of the intersection, I never know why he (the officer) did not see that,” claimed Clayton.

Officials verify Zanders has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He is facing fees of house invasion, vehicle theft, and aggravated flight. WBRSO later included that he is also currently being billed with two counts of manslaughter.

“He is dealing with perfectly more than 100 years in jail and we plan to absolutely prosecute him,” explained District Legal professional Tony Clayton.

The Addis Police Department produced the adhering to assertion to Facebook:

The Addis PD is deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred. We want to offer you our sincere condolences to the Dunn and Gill families.

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