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Children, 11 and 7, die in 2 wrecks; neither wore seat belt

7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago October 09, 2016 Oct 9, 2016 Sunday, October 09 2016 October 09, 2016 6:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

RAYNE - Louisiana state police say two children without seat belts have died after being thrown from SUVs that overturned in separate weekend wrecks. They were a 7-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Police say charges are pending in both accidents.

Master Trooper Brooks David says 11-year-old Matiya Zachary of Rayne died when a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off Louisiana 98 and overturned late Friday. He says nobody in the Chevrolet Tahoe was wearing a seat belt, but other occupants suffered minor injuries.

Trooper Bryan Lee says 7-year-old Thaddeus Johnson Jr. of Donaldsonville died when a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban ran off a curve and began to overturn Friday evening on Louisiana 405 in Donaldsonville.

He says the driver and three other juveniles were buckled in and had moderate to severe injuries.

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