Lawyer wont' say why board head left fatal accident site
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The lawyer for the president of the Livingston Parish School Board says his client was on the road for work purposes at the time of a hit-and-run accident that killed a man last weekend in St. Helena Parish.
School Board President Malcolm Sibley was booked with one count of felony hit-and-run driving last Sunday, a day after the death of William Cody Iasigi. The accident happened on Louisiana Highway 43 north of Greensburg around 5 a.m. last Saturday.
Attorney Sherman Mack said it was common for Sibley to be on the road at that hour in connection with his timber and logging company, where work often starts at 6 a.m.
Mack declined comment on why Sibley drove away from the scene.
Sibley, 65, of Walker, did not attend Thursday's Livingston School Board meeting.
Mack said he has not spoken to Sibley about whether he will stay on the School Board.
"Politics is the last thing on his mind," Mack said.
Iasigi, 21, had stopped and gotten out of the 2008 Chevrolet pickup he was driving on La. 43 in St. Helena Parish, state police have said.
That's when Iasigi was struck by a 2012 GMC 2500 pickup, allegedly belonging to Sibley. He later died at a hospital.