Arrest Expected Today In Crowley Hit And Run
Police in Crowley say they have been in contact with a suspect wanted in a hit and run crash that took place in Crowley early Sunday morning. In that incident, it is believed that Austin Lee Gary of Carencro was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck several other vehicles and lead police on a high-speed pursuit through town.
After attempting to stop the suspect vehicle, Crowley police say the driver sped away from them. At times the pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. The pursuit came to an end when the driver of the suspect vehicle lost control of the vehicle causing it to flip several times on the Crowley Eunice Highway.
The driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene on foot. A K-9 officer was deployed but was unable to successfully track down the suspect, believed to be Gary. One person in the suspect vehicle was taken to a Lafayette hospital where he remains in critical condition. Two others were treated in the incident. Police describe those injuries as moderate.
According to a report on KATC. The suspect's father contacted Crowley Police during the day on Sunday. Based on that report it appears as if Gary and his legal counsel will report to Crowley Police sometime during the day today (Monday).