Deputies: Truck accidentally hits 2-year-old boy

BAYOU L'OURSE, LA (WAFB) - A two-year-old was killed when he wandered in front of a stopped truck and was run over when the truck began moving again.

The deadly accident happened on Andrus Street in Bayou L'Ourse just before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office, a 29-year-old man backed out of his driveway and down the street before stopping in front of a relative's house. When he didn't see anyone in the yard, he drove off.

He didn't know the little boy had followed someone across the street and was in front of his truck. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the little boy was so small the driver could not see him in front of the truck.

The driver was not charged in the crash, but it remains under investigation. Deputies reported tests showed he had no alcohol in his system.

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