High-Speed Chase Through Baton Rouge Leaves Two Brusly High Students Dead
Two teenage girls are dead after a police unit reportedly crashed into their vehicle following a high-speed, multi-parish chase in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday morning.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the chase began in the capital city after officers learned that Tyquel Zanders broke into a family member's home on Blackwell Drive and stole one of their vehicles.
Zanders led police on a chase through the downtown area and eventually into Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish. That's where a deadly crash occurred during the pursuit with an unrelated vehicle on LA 1.
The two teenagers who died are Maggie Dunn, 17, and Caroline, 16. Both were students at Brusly High School.
Liam Dunn, Maggie's brother, was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The UL freshman was last reported to be in critical condition.
Sources said the fatal crash involved an Addis police officer who was part of the pursuit. Witnesses said the officer ran a red light before striking the victims' vehicle and pushing it into the median.
The chase eventually ended on I-10 at Dalrymple in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Police were able to get Zanders to stop and he was taken into custody at that location with no issues.
Zanders faces charges of home invasion, vehicle theft, aggravated flight from officers, and two counts of manslaughter.