ATV crash leaves child dead, man faces vehicular homicide charge

ATV crash leaves child dead, man faces vehicular homicide charge

ST. HELENA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - An ATV crash claimed the life of a child on Saturday.

The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office reported the incident happened on Calmes Road. Deputies did not release the name or age of the child.

Joshua Tharpe, 36, of Denham Springs, is charged with vehicular homicide.

Investigators said Tharpe was riding on an ATV with a child. They added the pair was on a sandbar.

According to authorities, Tharpe took a sharp turn on the wet sand and the ATV flipped.

The child died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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