Arrest of Jason Williams for DWI homicide in crash that killed Dylan Martin in Ascension Parish
Gonzales, LA — 12/20/2015 – The Louisiana State Police report that Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A on December 19, 2015, arrested 24-year-old Jason Williams of Gonzales, LA for Vehicular Homicide.
On May 22, 2015, Williams was the driver in a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Dylan Martin of Gonzales, LA. Troopers obtained a warrant after receiving a toxicology report indicating impairment on the part of Williams. Williams was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail for Vehicular Homicide.
May 23, 2015
Unrestrained 21 Year Old Passenger Killed in Ascension Parish Crash
Gonzales – Shortly after 9:30 pm on May 22, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash that occurred on US Hwy 61 south of LA Hwy 621 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 21-year-old Dylan T. Martin of Gonzales, LA.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 24-year-old Jason L. Williams of Gonzales was driving a 2005 Suzuki Forenza southbound on US Hwy 61. For unknown reasons, the Suzuki ran off the roadway to the right. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle struck a culvert causing it to roll several times before coming to rest on its roof.
Martin (the front seat passenger) was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries as a result. Williams was properly restrained at the time of the crash. He was transported from the scene to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Impairment on his part is a possible factor, and a toxicology sample was taken from him and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Williams was charged with LRS 32:58 – Careless operation. This crash remains under investigation, and further charges may be pending.
Troopers wish to remind motorists of the importance of seat belt use, especially during a busy Memorial Day holiday. Louisiana State Police is currently participating in the nationwide Click It or Ticket initiative and will be proactively seeking unrestrained drivers and their passengers. Louisiana law requires all occupants to be properly restrained regardless of seating position. While not all crashes are survivable, occupants who are properly restrained are much less likely to be seriously injured or killed in the event of a crash.
- 12/19/2015 11:28 AM
- Awaiting Arraignment
- Ascension Parish Jail
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|Charge Description||Offense Date||Docket Number||Sentence Date||Sentence Length||Crime Class||Arresting Agency|
|Vehicular Homicide /Driving under the Influence||12/19/2015 12:14 PM||Felony||Other State Jurisdiction|