7-year-old dies after being struck by vehicle in Covington parking lot

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COVINGTON – A seven-year-old boy was struck by a truck and killed in the parking lot of a Covington shopping center this morning.

The fatal incident occurred in the Shoppes Nord du Lac parking lot on Highway 21 around 10:30 a.m., according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The truck, which was driven by a 32-year-old Madisonville man, struck the boy in a corner of the parking lot.

The child was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Impairment is not suspected, and no citations have been issued, according to the STPSO.

The truck driver voluntarily submitted to a blood alcohol screening.

Stay tuned to WGNO for more information on this developing story.

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