Caddo sheriff’s deputies have identified and arrested the driver who caused a crash that killed two people on October 17, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Jessie Wade Disotell, 34, of Greenwood, was picked up in Desoto Parish Tuesday on a warrant charging him with two counts of negligent homicide and one count of hit and run driving.
Disotell was driving a Toyota RAV4 westbound on Hwy. 80 at a high rate of speed when he tried to pass a pickup in a no passing zone and hit an eastbound Pontiac Vibe head on. The RAV4 traveled through the ditch and caught fire. The Vibe coasted to the shoulder.
The passenger in the RAV4 and the passenger in the Vibe died in the crash. Disotell abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene of the crash.
Disotell was identified following an investigation by Sheriff’s Detective Matthew Lucky. He was picked up by the CPSO Warrants Division on Tuesday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
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