Fred Dutton charged with Vehicular Homicide

Dutton involved in fatal crash last month taking life of Rachael Sonnier

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 5:57pm

Lafayette police have issued an arrest warrant for the arrest of Fred Dutton, Jr. for Vehicular Homicide.  Dutton was involved in that fatal crash taking the life of 22 year old Rachael Sonnier late last month.  Dutton was traveling north on Kaliste Saloom when he failed to obey a traffic signal and hit Sonnier turning left from Rue Louis XIV.  Sonnier was pronounced dead on the scene but her brother and her son, also in the car, survived.  Dutton was charged with OWI and Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal that night.  The case was sent to the District Attorney's Office for review and has resulted in Dutton's charge of Vehicular Homicide.  After the warrant was issued Dutton turned himself in at 11 pm last night.  He has recently been bonded out for $25,000.  The crash remains under investigation.


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