State Police say a 2-year-old child has died after being run over by a vehicle in Tangipahoa Parish. Trooper Dustin Dwight says, around 8:30 last night, a large choir group from Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist had just gotten out of church and were standing in the parking lot.
"As they were doing so, a 2-year-old child separated from his mother and started running towards LA 10," said Dwight. "The mom is chasing behind her son and trying to prevent him from entering the roadway."
Dwight says that just as little Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood entered the westbound lane of LA 10, he was struck by a minivan. He later died.
Dwight says speed is not considered a factor in the crash, and the driver of the vehicle was not impaired. He says this is a horrible tragedy for everyone involved.
"This will remain with the people that investigated the crash, and the many who witnessed it, probably for a lifetime," said Dwight.