8-year-old dies from injuries sustained in major crash in Prairieville

Courtesy WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA -An 8-year-old died and several others had to be airlifted to local hospitals after a major crash in Ascension Parish.

According to WBRZ, Crews responded to the crash around 5 P.M. at the intersection of Germany Road near Airline Highway.

Authorities say two vehicles were involved in the crash.

The crash claimed the life of 8-year-old Lyric Crenshaw of Baton Rouge.

The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as 32-year-old Averiel Crenshaw of Baton Rouge was traveling southbound on US Hwy 61 in a 2014 Toyota Camry.

Lyric was the front seat passenger in the Toyota.

At the same time, a 2005 Ford F-150 was northbound on US Hwy 61.

For reasons still under investigation, Crenshaw made a left turn into the path of the Ford causing the Ford to strike the Toyota on the passenger side.

As a result of the crash Lyric Crenshaw was ejected from the vehicle.

He was transported to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to injuries received.

It is unknown whether he was wearing a seatbelt, due to severe vehicle damage.

Averiel Crenshaw was properly restrained; however, she sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to a local hospital.

Impairment on her part is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis.

The driver and passenger of the Ford were properly restrained and sustained minor injuries, and impairment is not considered a factor.

This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. There is no further information at this time.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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