BATON ROUGE, La. — Authorities in Louisiana say a 1-year-old girl died after being hit by a car backing out of a driveway, and the driver has been arrested.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate the toddler suffered serious injuries and wasn’t breathing when emergency medics arrived at the scene Saturday afternoon. She died Sunday morning.

Hicks says 39-year-old Barry Laphand told deputies he’d been drinking alcohol and didn’t realize he’d run over the girl.

Laphand was arrested on first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and could face additional charges.

An arrest affidavit says a breath test showed Laphand’s blood alcohol content was 0.014 percent, less than the legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.

It’s unclear if Laphand has an attorney. His relationship to the girl was unclear.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com