PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (WAFB) - Emergency officials responded to fatal a wreck Friday evening involving a child being ejected from a vehicle.
The wreck happened around 5 p.m. on Airline Highway at Germany Road. Louisiana State Police says a child was ejected from a vehicle and killed.
LSP has identified the victim as Lyric Crenshaw, 8, of Baton Rouge.
The initial investigation reveals the crash happened as Averiel Crenshaw, 32, of Baton Rouge, was driving south on Airline Highway in a 2014 Toyota Camry. Lyric was the front seat passenger, LSP says. As Averiel was driving, a 2005 Ford F-150 was headed north on Airline, and for reasons still under investigation, Crenshaw made a left turn into the path of the Ford, causing the truck to hit the Toyota on the passenger side.
Lyric was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the wreck. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. LSP says it’s unclear whether or not he was restrained because of how badly damaged the vehicle was. Averiel was wearing a seat belt, but still sustained serious injuries.
It’s unknown if impairment played a factor in this wreck or not. A toxicology sample was taken from analysis.
LSP says the driver and passenger of the Ford truck were wearing their seat belts and sustained minor injuries. The agency does not believe either of them were impaired.
The crash is still under investigation. Charges are pending.