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Rayne man arrested following Crowley high speed pursuit and crash, passenger dies from injuries

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:16:48-04

The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office says one person involved in a Thursday high speed pursuit and crash in Crowley has died.

The driver of the vehicle, who was arrested following the crash has been identified as 23-year-old Dustin Magnon of Rayne.

His passenger, 31-year-old Ashley Sonnier of Crowley died as a result of injuries she received from the crash of the fleeing vehicle Magnon was driving.

Deputies say that Magnon was was wanted on multiple warrants and was located on Thursday. A pursuit ensued at the Walmart on Oddfellows Road, which continued down North Avenue I.

On Thursday, Crowley Police said they were heading on scene to assist in the pursuit when an officer turned on Sixth Street. The suspect's vehicle came at the officer in a wide turn, according to Chief Broussard, and because the suspect was heading directly towards the officer, the officer fired at the vehicle.

The vehicle then went across Parkerson Avenue, clipped a utility pole, and flipped completely.

Dustin Magnon was being sought on multiple warrants:

  • 1 count of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
  • 11 counts of Simple Burglary
  • 2 counts of Attempted Simple Burglary
  • 1 count of Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
  • 1 count of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • 2 counts of Misdemeanor Theft

Following the crash, Magnon was treated for his injuries and booked on multiple charges:

  • 1 count of Manslaughter
  • 1 count of Aggravated Flight from an Officer
  • 1 count of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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