Mar 26, 2010 3:54 PM by Melissa Canone
On Friday afternoon, in Franklin, Todd Vincent, age 41, of 17768 Highway 685, Erath, pled guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of possession of oxycodone before the Honorable Lori Landry, District Judge for the Sixteenth Judicial District. For the three counts of vehicular homicide he received a sentence of seventeen years at hard labor for each count to run concurrently. Vincent also received sentences of five years at hard labor for the obstruction of justice and possession of oxycodone. Those sentences were ordered to run consecutive to each other and consecutive to the sentences imposed for the three counts of vehicular homicide. The sentences imposed for the obstruction of justice and possession of oxycodone were suspended and Vincent will be placed on five years probation after serving the seventeen year hard labor sentences for the vehicular homicides.
On January 11, 2009,Vincent was operating a pickup truck on LA 318 when he crossed the center line and collided head on with a vehicle driven by Priscilla Williams. Mrs. Williams and both passengers in her vehicle: Leroy Williams (brother) and Khadijah Williams (daughter) were killed in the crash. After the collision, an eyewitness saw Vincent exit his vehicle and walk into a field where various drug related paraphernalia was later found. Lab analysis of blood and urine samples taken from Vincent shortly after the accident indicated that he was under the influence of oxycodone at the time of the accident. Lab analysis of the paraphernalia located in the field also indicated the presence of oxycodone. Vincent was arrested by the Louisiana State Police.