6-year-old girl dies after head-on crash; celebration of life to be held

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) - A 6-year-old girl from Baton Rouge died after the car she was in was hit head-on by another vehicle.

According to the Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 9 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

The two vehicles hit head-on after the car being driven by Joey Gaudet, 35, of Gonzales, tried to make a left turn on Mire Rd.

The child, Addisyn Teekell, was properly restrained, as was the driver of the vehicle, Benjamin Teekell, 32. Despite this, Addisyn died at the hospital where she was taken by emergency responders.

Investigators do not believe impairment was a factor in this crash.

The incident is still being investigated and charges are pending.

A celebration of life for Addisyn Teekell will be held Saturday, April 14, at Healing Place Church's main campus in Baton Rouge from 9 - 11 a.m. A precession to Resthaven Funeral Home will follow.

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