Posted: Dec 19, 2012 8:07 AM by AP
ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - State police say a high-speed police chase that started with a theft from a Gonzales outlet mall ended with a wreck in Iberville Parish that killed the two people fleeing authorities.
The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 30 in St. Gabriel.
Trooper Jared Sandifer says 25-year-old Kevdrinka T. Williams, of Baton Rouge, was trying to evade Gonzales police when Williams' car hit a pickup head-on.
Williams and her passenger, 20-year-old Tremaine R. Wickem, of New Orleans, died in the crash. Sandifer said they were not wearing seat belts.
Troopers say the pickup driver and his front seat passenger sustained moderate injuries.