“It angered us. We’re not a vengeful family but just having the thought in the back of your mind that somebody who’s out there never came forward and just going on and living their life.”
It’s been over a month since a fiery hit-and-run crash claimed three lives on I-110 and the family is still looking for clarity and closure on what happened.
Christopher Fisher, 48 of Baton Rouge, his son Christopher Fisher III, 3, and the boy’s mother, Laterrica Williams, 41, of Baker were driving on Interstate 110 Southbound at Chippewa when Fisher was attempting to change lanes and his truck hit another vehicle.
Fisher’s Silverado lost control, hit a concrete guardrail and overturned before the truck went up in flames. The other vehicle fled the scene.
“It was just one of those all of a sudden stop the world from spinning moments,” said Jeremy Williams, son and brother of the victims. “It’s not something that we expected. It angered us. We’re not a vengeful family but just having the thought in the back of your mind that somebody who’s out there never came forward and just going on and living their life.”
Williams said he found out about the fatal accident nearly four hours later. Since Sept. 13, he said there have been no leads in the case.
“It would give us clarity if somebody gave us information,” he said. “We’re hoping somebody comes forth even as a witness. We don’t have information on anything. We just want to get an idea of what to go off of.”
Laterrica’s mother Janice Farlow said it has been a frustrating situation.
“We don’t have any information,” she said. “It hasn’t been good at all. I feel like the city or the state let us down.”
Farlow said she felt her family’s death has been overlooked.
“When that little white girl (Allison Rice) was killed, they had police, media, everybody up in arms,” she stated. “When it’s our color, nobody did anything. That doesn’t sit well me with me. They were our loved ones. They were people, too. They had a family who loved them.”
Williams said his father and stepmother’s death also left his two younger siblings without their parents.
“All three of us are in the same boat,” he said. “Me and my younger brother lost our mom to Covid and my younger sister lost her mom a few years ago. All three of us have lost both of our parents. All we have now are grandparents to lean on. Some of the joys we had, we were stripped of.”
Joy was also a word Williams used to describe the family he lost.
“All three of them were full of life,” he said. “They were exciting people to be around.”
Farlow said her daughter was caring person who would ‘give you the shirt off her back.” She said Chris, Laterrica and young Chris were always together. She said their lives were cut short.
“My daughter hadn’t long since graduated from college,” she said. “My grandson didn’t get a chance to go to pre-K or kindergarten, none of that. We don’t get to have any of that.”
If anyone happened to see anything that day or knows about the case, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.