Livingston parish investigating double fatal wreck

“She was the sweetest, most beautiful, broken person.” ~ Victim’s Mother

Two people died in a wreck on Hwy. 16 north of Sims Road in Livingston Parish on Monday, Nov. 21st.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified the two as Cullen Pitre, 25, and Logan McDonald, 27.

“She was the sweetest, most beautiful, broken person. She has struggled with addiction for years. I’ve prayed and prayed for her addiction to be taken from her…now it has,” said McDonald’s mother Michelle Beeson Freeman.

Livingston Sheriff’s deputies were led on a short pursuit after they attempted to stop Benjamin Fontenot, 27. Instead, Fontenot took off.

Benjamin refused to stop & hit another vehicle after crossing the center line.

Officials say he had several outstanding felony warrants:

  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Possession of schedule 2 narcotics
  • Possession of schedule 1 narcotics
  • Possession paraphernalia
  • Possession of a legend drug
  • Tail lamp/license plate
  • Driving under suspension
  • Bench warrant
  • No seat belt
  • Driving under suspension

Benjamin survived the crash and was taken to a hospital for his injuries. His two passengers died.

The occupants in the other vehicle had moderate to serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

Once Benjamin is released from the hospital, he will be charged with: 2 counts negligent homicide, 2 counts negligent injuring, 1 count aggravated flight and 1 count resisting arrest.

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“Thank you to motorists in Livingston Parish for their patience with us today. Thank you to deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation. And, thank you to all for working with us to spread facts – not rumor. Our thoughts & prayers are with all involved in today’s incident. Understand that this investigation is very much still ongoing,” said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard.

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