LA 44 reopened after crash leaves 5-year-old dead

The Louisiana State Police is investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish in which a 5-year-old was killed.

It happened on LA 44 at Loosemore Road near the town of Burnside.

Troopers said the driver lost control in a curve and went off the road.

They added the child who died was not properly restrained.

The names of the child and the driver have not been released.

LA 44 was closed between LA 22 and LA 941 for a while, but was reopened around 9:45 a.m.

The wreck is still being investigated.

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