POSTED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 7:09pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 3:55am
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (NBC33) — A 3-year-old boy died this evening after he was crushed by a ranch cart that rolled over. The crash occurred after his grandmother, who was driving, suffered from a seizure.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened at a home in Prairieville shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27. We’re told the young boy, Remington Roussel, was riding in the cart with his grandmother and brother to feed the animals located on the estate. When the cart crashed, it overturned and trapped Roussel underneath.
The child was rushed to a local hospital where he eventually died from trauma to his head.
The incident is still under investigation. However, investigators do not suspect any foul play and believe this to be an accident caused by a medical condition.