Two Killed in Police Pursuit Crash in St Mary Parish
Two people were killed when the car in which they were riding crashed as it was being pursued by a Patterson Louisiana Police unit. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 23rd.
State Police say that Joseph B. James, 39 of Franklin Louisiana was the driver of the car. He is currently listed in critical condition following the crash. Two of James' passengers, 46-year-old Warren Joe Hines and 17-year-old Markqel James were killed when the vehicle crashed into a tree after leaving the roadway. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither man, according to State Police, was properly restrained.
It is not clear at this time of Joseph B. James and Markqel James are related. State Police are continuing their investigation into the crash charges are pending.