Lake Charles, LA –
On October 28 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched near the intersection of Johnny Jones Road and Arthur Vincent Road in Sulphur in reference to a two vehicle accident.
The preliminary investigation revealed a truck was traveling southbound and a car was traveling northbound, both on Johnny Jones Road. For reasons unknown at the time of the initial investigation the vehicles collided head on and the passenger in the car, Hunter W. Quarles, 20, Sulphur, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Evidence collected at the scene along with witness statements revealed the driver of the car, Mason C. Young, 20, and the driver of the truck, Drake A. Young, 22, both of 261 Arthur Vincent Road, Sulphur, were driving in a careless and reckless manner, which ultimately led to the crash. After further investigation, on March 2, detective issued warrants for their arrest.
On March 7 Mason and Drake were both arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with negligent homicide. They were released later the same day on $40,000 bond each, set by Judge Tony Fazzio.
CPSO Lt. Bryan Guth and Sgt. Bryan Alexander are the lead investigators on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.