Two cheerleaders, 17 and 16, are killed after cop ran red light at 86mph and ... trends now

Two cheerleaders, 17 and 16, are killed after cop ran red light at 86mph and ... trends now
Two cheerleaders, 17 and 16, are killed after cop ran red light at 86mph and ... trends now

Two cheerleaders, 17 and 16, are killed after cop ran red light at 86mph and ... trends now

A police officer has been charged over his role in the death of two teenagers during the high-speed pursuit of a home-invasion suspect in Louisiana.

Officer David Cauthron, who works for police in the community of Addis, was arrested Sunday evening, WBRZ reported.  

He is charged with two counts of negligent homicide and one count of negligent injuring, District Attorney Tony Clayton told the station.

It wasn't clear Monday whether Cauthron had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 16, were killed after the car they were in was struck by a police car driven by an officer who was chasing a car thief

Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 16, were killed after the car they were in was struck by a police car driven by an officer who was chasing a car thief

Officer David Cauthron, 42, slammed into the cheerleaders' vehicle on Saturday morning

Officer David Cauthron, 42, slammed into the cheerleaders' vehicle on Saturday morning

Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline Gill, 16, were killed when their car was struck by a police cruiser Saturday morning on a state highway. A third person in car was critically injured.

The school's cheerleading team released a statement on Facebook regarding the girls' passing.

'As we mourn the tragic deaths of Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill please keep their families, friends, and the BHS community in your thoughts and prayers. Their enthusiasm and bright smiles will be missed more than can be imagined.'

Several people close to Maggie and Caroline posted tributes to the school's Facebook page recounting their fond memories of the girls.

'As we mourn the tragic deaths of Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill please keep their families, friends, and the BHS community in your thoughts and prayers. Their enthusiasm and bright smiles will be missed more than can be imagined,' the school wrote on Facebook

'As we mourn the tragic deaths of Maggie Dunn and Caroline Gill please keep their families, friends, and the BHS community in your thoughts and prayers. Their enthusiasm and bright smiles will be missed more than can be imagined,' the school wrote on Facebook 

At the time, police were pursuing a 24-year-old suspect Tyquel Zanders who allegedly broke into a family member’s home and stole their car

At the time, police were pursuing a 24-year-old suspect Tyquel Zanders who allegedly broke into a family member’s home and stole their car

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