GONZALES — The man accused of crashing his car into a car of sisters on their way to school Tuesday, causing the death of the youngest sister, was released on bond from Ascension Parish Jail on Friday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Bail for Dwight Perrilloux III, 19, was set at $151,144. Perrilloux, of Reserve, was booked into jail Tuesday on counts of vehicular homicide, first-offense DWI and two counts of vehicular negligent injuring.
The accident occurred at 7 a.m. Tuesday on La. 74 in Gonzales as the sisters were driving to Dutchtown High School. Claire Carline, 15, was killed in the crash and her two older sisters, Camille and Colleen, were injured.
Ascension Parish residents have organized a drive to collect new teddy bears to be donated to children in the community in memory of Claire Carline, whose nickname was Claire Bear, according to organizer Vickie Hall.
The teddy bears are due by Wednesday and can be taken to Dutchtown High, Prairieville Primary or Prairieville Middle School.