3-year-old killed day before Father’s Day by distracted driver, deputies say
LAPLACE, La. (WVUE) - A Baton Rouge man is behind bars after deputies say he struck and killed a 3-year-old with a vehicle.
According to the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, Brian Weary, 31, struck the child around 7:14 p.m. on Sat., June 19 in the 300 block of St. Andrew’s Boulevard.
First responders say the child was unconscious upon arrival and lifesaving measures were taken.
The child was transported to a nearby hospital then airlifted to University Medical Center.
The child was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m.
Weary was charged with negligent homicide, careless operation, and no driver’s license.
Deputies say the cause of the crash was distracted driving.
No bond has been set yet.
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