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LSP: Child killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

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Posted: May 27, 2014 1:10 PM by Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: seat belt, child killed, wreck, lafourche parish

THIBODAUX - State Police said an 11-year-old girl wasn't wearing her seat belt when the car she was in wrecked in Lafourche Parish Tuesday morning, killing her.

Troopers said the child died after being thrown from the vehicle, which rolled over during the wreck on LA 1 near Waverly Road in Thibodaux around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said the car passed several vehicles while heading north on LA 1, and when it tried to get back in its lane the driver lost control and went off the road. The car rotated and rolled over, throwing the 11-year-old girl from the vehicle.

EMS pronounced the girl dead at the scene. They said the driver, 35-year-old Jermaine Wooden of Napoleonville, as well as a passenger and two other children were all wearing their seat belts and had minor injuries.

Investigators took blood samples from Wooden for testing, but said alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

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