1 child dead, 2 injured after being thrown from vehicle in Assumption Parish crash
Napoleonville, LA (NBC33) — An eight-year-old child is dead and two other children are injured after a crash in Assumption Parish around 9:00 p.m. Sunday night.
According to Louisiana State Police, the car was traveling north on LA Highway 1. For unknown reasons, the car left the roadway, hit a ditch and a utility pole, and then flipped over.
The driver, 26-year-old Brian Gilton, and the three child passengers were all ejected from the car. Gilton, along with the 4 and 5-year-olds were unrestrained and taken to local hospitals.
The eight-year-old, also unrestrained, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Impairment is thought to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology reports are still pending. The crash is still under investigation.