- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for driving drunk and causing a fiery interstate crash in Baton Rouge that killed 5 Ascension Parish residents five years ago.

The Advocate (https://bit.ly/2c6xycf ) reports that 34-year-old David Leger was sentenced on Wednesday, more than two years after a jury convicted him on five counts of vehicular homicide.

Troopers say Leger and another driver were caught up in a high-speed game of “cat and mouse,” or road rage, on Interstate 10 in March 2011 when Leger lost control of his pickup, crossed the median and collided into a car driven by 29-year-old Effie Fontenot, of Prairieville. The crash killed Fontenot, 19-year-old Kimberly Stagg and Fontenot’s three young boys.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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