Wednesday, January 4, 2023 2:07 p.m
A Louisiana police officer has been arrested and charged for the death of two high school cheerleaders after he slammed into their vehicle while in a high-speed chase with a suspect. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Tony Clayton announced the charges against officer David Cauthron on Sunday after he was arrested on a warrant. Cauthron faces two counts of negligent homicide and one count of negligent injuring for the death of Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 16. Maggie’s brother, Liam Dunn, was also reported to be critically injured in the accident. “If it involves endangering human life, stop the pursuit. It’s just not worth the risk,” Clayton said Sunday, according to WBRZ. “The police have a lot of questions to answer about speed and negligence. The public can rest assured, we will follow the facts.” “For these children to not be able to start the New Year is inexcusable, but we will follow the facts first,” Clayton told the news outlet “I just can’t put my hands around why [Cauthron] was driving at such a high rate of speed in this vehicle pursuit.” This officer is facing some serious problems. ” Conservatives celebrate law that guarantees age verification to view porn ONLINE: ‘BIG WIN FROM LOUISIANA’ Cauthron went after Tyquel Zanders, who was accused of stealing a family member’s vehicle, according to the Post. Cauthron was going nearly 90 miles per hour during the chase. Witnesses said Cauthron ran a red light at the intersection where he struck Dunn and Gill, and that the light had been red for about 20 seconds, according to WBRZ. Zanders kept driving after Cauthron’s crash, but it wasn’t long after that when her car stalled, according to The Advocate. He faces two counts of murder, theft of a motor vehicle, home invasion, and aggravated flight from a police officer. “He put a chain of events on the line,” Clayton told the outlet. ” He is responsible for all reactions to his actions ns. He faces two counts, and if the poor kid doesn’t survive, he’ll face another. The Addis Police Department, where Cauthron was employed, and the girls’ high school mourned his loss on social media. “PD Addis is deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred. We offer our sincere condolences to the Dunn and Gill families,” the police department wrote. CLICK HERE GET THE FOX NEWS APP Zanders, 24, faces up to 100 years in prison if convicted of the charges.