LAROSE, La. — A Louisiana sheriff says a 1-year-old boy has died after his mother accidentally struck him with her vehicle.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said in a statement Thursday that the 35-year-old mother was backing up when her vehicle struck the boy outside their Larose home on Wednesday night.
The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Webre says neither “impairment” nor “foul play” is suspected to be a factor in the incident. No charges were immediately filed against the mother.
The sheriff called it “a horrible tragedy for this family and the community.”