Juvenile Driver Arrested in Death of Abbeville Teenager Following Police Chase
A juvenile driver faces a bevy of charges following a crash on May 10 that ended with one of the teenage passengers losing his life following a police chase during inclement weather.
Last week, KPEL News reported on 15-year-old Trashawn Harrison of Abbeville's death after an overnight chase involving Louisiana State Police and a stolen speeding SUV happened on U.S. Highway 167 near Highway 749. We also reported that the driver of the SUV was able to get away from the pursuit, but only for a short time. The SUV was found flipped over after hitting a utility pole. Harrison died and three other juveniles suffered moderate injuries.
The driver was able to get away on foot.
But, just over a week later, that juvenile driver was arrested on a felony arrest warrant at Troop I. That person - whose identity is not being given - was transported to the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center and booked on the following charges:
- RS 14:32 – Negligent Homicide
- RS 14:100 – Hit And Run
- RS 14:69 – Illegal Possession Of Stolen Things
- RS 14:39 – Negligent Injuring – 3 counts
- RS 108.1 – Flight From An Officer
- RS 32:61 – Maximum Speed Limit
- RS 32:52 – Driver Must Be Licensed
- RS 14:99 – Reckless Operation