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Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill killed in crash after Addis police officer, David Cauthron ran a red light

Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 15, both from south Louisiana, were killed in a crash during a police chase. A police officer David Cauthron from Addis is now facing charges

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Following a fatal collision that occurred during a police chase through numerous parishes on Saturday, December 31, an Addis police officer is facing charges and has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill killed in crash after Addis police officer, David Cauthron ran a red light

According to the officials, the pursuit started in Baton Rouge, continued into West Baton Rouge Parish, and finally ended on the highway back in Baton Rouge.

According to the authorities, the pursuit resulted in a collision on LA 1 in Brusly, which killed two teenagers and injured a passenger who was riding in the backseat. Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 15, were both students at Brusly High School, according to the officials. Dunn was 17 years old and Gill was 15 years old.

District Attorney Tony Clayton has stated that his office is conducting an investigation into the activities of the Addis police as well as the officer’s role in the collision and pursuit.

David Cauthron was determined to be the officer in question. On the evening of Sunday, January 1, 9:45 p.m., he was taken into custody and placed into the WBR Parish Prison. He is charged with two charges of negligence homicide and one case of negligent injuring. Clayton stated that the bond for the officer has been established at the amount of $100,000.

Addis police officer, David Cauthron

According to Clayton, the Addis Police Chief Richard Anderson informed him that the officer is currently on administrative leave. In addition to this, at the end of this month, Clayton intends to hold a grand jury hearing to investigate the officer’s activities.

It’s really awful that those families won’t be able to celebrate the New Year with their children, while I get to spend it with my family and the New Year’s celebrations. And whoever it is that will be held accountable for it, will be held accountable for it, full stop,” said District Attorney Clayton.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says that the chase started because someone broke into a home in the 3200 block of Blackwell Drive. There, Tyquel Zanders, who is 24 years old, allegedly broke into the home of a family member and stole their car.

According to the paperwork filed in connection with Zanders’ arrest, law enforcement officers later attempted to pull him over during a traffic check on River Road in Baton Rouge. According to the documents, the pursuit started when Zanders refused to halt what he was doing. According to the paperwork used in his arrest, Zanders is suspected of running a number of red lights and reaching speeds of up to 110 miles per hour while driving on the interstate.

According to the authorities, the pursuit came to an end on Interstate 10 at Dalrymple.

According to the paperwork associated with his arrest, Zanders was taken into custody after the automobile he was driving broke down.

Officials have stated that Zanders has been booked into the facility that serves the East Baton Rouge Parish. He is accused of breaking into a home, stealing an automobile, and engaging in aggravated flight. WBRSO clarified afterwards that he is also being charged with two charges of manslaughter in connection with the incident.

According to District Attorney Tony Clayton, “He might be looking at well over a hundred years in prison, and we intend to thoroughly prosecute him.”

According to the authorities, a passenger in the back seat of the vehicle that was involved in the fatal accident in Brusly also had life-threatening injuries. According to WBRSO, it was later discovered that Dunn and the passenger in the backseat were related to one another as siblings.


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