12/5/12 - Fred Dutton, Jr. has bonded out of the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $25,000 bond. Dutton is charged with vehicular homicide in the death of 22-year-old Rachael Sonnier of Lafayette.

 

 

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12/5/12 - Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Fred Dutton, Jr, for vehicular homicide on Tuesday, December 4. Dutton reportedly turned himself in later that same day.

The incident is still under investigation.

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11/23/12 - Police have now released the identity of the driver as being 22-year-old Rachael Sonnier of Lafayette.

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11/22/12 - Police were dispatched to the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road and Rue Louis XIV last night after reports of a major crash.

Investigators say that a white Buick Lacrosse was turning left from Rue Louis XIV onto Kaliste Saloom Road.  That was when it collided with a red Ford Mustang that was on Kaliste Saloom going north.  The driver of the Buick, a 22-year-old Lafayette woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the other car, 23-year-old Fred Dutton, Jr, was charged with OWI and Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal.

Another passenger in the Buick was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. The crash remains under investigation by Lafayette Police.