Carjacked delivery driver dies following wreck

July 24, 2002

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Pizza delivery driver Ronald Williams, who was allegedly carjacked by a teenager on July 21, died the next night from injuries sustained when the accused wrecked the car.

According to a report in The Advocate, the teen is suspected of shooting another man to death Sunday and then taking Williams' car in order to flee the scene.

Williams had been on life-support since he arrived at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City after the 5:45 p.m. accident. He was transferred to Our Lady of the Lake's intensive-care unit.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Darrell O'Neal said detectives likely will add a charge of first-degree murder to others facing 19-year-old Tavius Cavalier. Cavalier is accused of commandeering Williams' Dodge Neon as he delivered pizza, and then crashing the car less than a mile away. The wreck sent nine people, including Williams and Cavalier, to three hospitals.

Cavalier also is accused of shooting Delvin Lee, 21, in the back on Jasper Avenue around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, just before the carjacking. Cavalier was booked Monday into Parish Prison on counts of second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery.

Topics: Crime

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