ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A 5-year-old boy is dead after getting hit by a car Wednesday evening, according to authorities.
Louisiana State Police reported it happened on LA 83 near Glenco Road in St. Mary Parish shortly before 7:30 p.m.
Troopers said the initial investigation showed the boy and a dog ran onto the highway in front of an oncoming car and the driver was not able to avoid hitting them.
Tpr. Brooks David with LSP said someone drove the child to the hospital in their vehicle, but he later died from his injuries. The boy's name was not released.
He added investigators do not suspect the driver of the car was impaired and he was not cited.
The crash remains under investigation.