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Trick-or-treating canceled after deadly wreck

2 years 1 month 6 days ago October 30, 2014 Oct 30, 2014 Thursday, October 30 2014 October 30, 2014 2:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ / KATC
By: Russell Jones

BREAUX BRIDGE - Town leaders canceled trick-or-treating scheduled for Thursday night in portions of Breaux Bridge after two children died and another was injured by a pickup.

KATC-TV reports a candlelight vigil is scheduled instead at 8:30 p.m. at Judge Carl Williams Park on West Bridge Street.

Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme ordered that trick-or-treating be canceled west of Bayou Teche and west of City Hall near the National Guard Armory building. Trick-or-treating will continue on the east side of the Bayou Teche.

The three children were hit by a pickup while walking to school Thursday morning in the 800 block of Martin Street. Two died and a third was taken to OLOL hospital in Baton Rouge with serious injuries.

State Police said the pickup driver tried to leave the scene, but was later detained by Breaux Bridge Police. LSP is investigating the wreck, but have not released the identities of the driver or victims.

IMAGE: KATC

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