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Deputies: Child died after being hit in driveway Wednesday

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 29 2015 Oct 29, 2015 October 29, 2015 9:04 AM October 29, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A child died after being run over in a driveway Wednesday evening.

Sheriff's deputies said the child was taken to the hospital by family members and pronounced dead from the injuries. The incident is still under investigation, a department spokesperson said in a news release.

"At this time, detectives believe this was a tragic accident," Casey Hicks said in a statement. 

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies clarified in a supplemental news release the child was 18 months old and was hit sometime before 6:00 on Eubanks Road, off Pride-Baywood Road in the northeast corner of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Names of those involved were not released.

The death Wednesday night was the second death of a child in 24 hours.  Earlier in the day, a baby died in an unrelated incident where authorities believe the child drowned. 

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