A two vehicle crash near Sorrento on Interstate 10 killed
two children last night. The driver of the vehicle who struck the victim’s car
47-year-old Stephen Daigle of Gonzales, was arrested and charged with negligent
homicide, negligent injuring and reckless operations.
“Troopers were told by witnesses that the vehicle driven by
Mr. Daigle was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic before
striking Ms. Philson’s vehicle,” said State Trooper Bryan Lee.
Lee says the victims were identified as one-month-old
Arielle Philson and eight-year- old Willie Williams Jr., both from Houston. .
“No one involved in any of those crashes were wearing
seatbelts. Crashes are preventable and unfortunately it is a common occurrence
we see too often.”
It is not known whether impairment was a factor in the fatal
crash. State Police took toxicology samples from both drivers and additional
charges are pending upon analysis.
“Troopers are still working on it. They are going to
continue the investigation and determine if any additional charges are needed or
if charges need to be upgraded.”
The investigation is ongoing.