FORDOCHE —- Three people died and one person was injured in a wreck that started with a car chase around 4am and ended in Pointe Coupee Parish on Aug. 10, 2023.
Officials identified the men involved in the crash on Aug. 29th.
The driver was Kameron Gaston, 18. He and a 16-yr-old juvenile passenger died after the car crashed and caught on fire with the two trapped inside.
Kortez Morris, 21, another passenger, was removed out of the car by deputies before it caught on fire, but he did not survive his injuries. A 19-yr-old passenger, Davontae Stubbs, was transported to a hospital and has since been released. He was booked on principle to possession of stolen things and principle to criminal mischief. Stubbs has bonded out.
It was around 4am on Thursday, Aug. 10th when a stolen 2018 Nissan Pathfinder from Alexandria possibly was flagged in West Baton Rouge Parish. It’s why a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over the vehicle. Instead, the driver did not pull over, according to sources, and continued driving on Hwy. 190.
The information was forwarded to the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Livonia Police Dept. Both agencies set up spike strips in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
However, sources told Unfiltered with Kiran the vehicle turned before they got to the spike strips onto Hwy. 77 near Smith Acres Lane.
That’s when the driver ran off the roadway and hit a pecan tree, nearly head on.
At a news conference Thursday, West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office officials say deputies pulled two men out of the vehicle before it became engulfed.
Officials say as deputies were trying to rescue the men from the vehicle, live rounds were exploding in the vehicle.
After the fire was extinguished, deputies pulled two more men out of the vehicle, both of whom were wearing body armor, officials say.
Despite live rounds being fired, WBRSO officials said deputies continued trying to rescue people from the burning vehicle.
Three people died in the wreck. One person was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition, according to authorities.
Officials say the pursuit reached speeds of over 100 mph.
Louisiana State Police led the investigation into the crash.