Unrestrained child killed in crash in Iberville Parish
Posted on 6/28/2016 11:06:00 AM.

A fatal crash in Iberville Parish took the life of a 9-year-old and left several others with injuries. Trooper Bryan Lee with State Police says 27-year-old Tommie Killough was attempting to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone.

“Those vehicles collided, and Killough’s vehicle ran off the roadway and began to overturn, ejecting 9-year-old Asha Cooper, and she was deceased at the scene,” Lee said.

Lee says Killough hit 34-year-old Courtney Alvarez’s vehicle. He says Alvarez and her passengers were properly restrained and not injured. But he says Killough’s passengers were not restrained, including Asha Cooper, because there were more people in Killough’s 5 passenger SUV than there were seatbelts.

“There were 6 more juveniles, besides the deceased juvenile, and one other adult inside of that vehicle,” Lee said.

Lee says Killough’s other passengers were taken to a local hospital with moderate to severe injuries. He says Killough is still in the hospital, but once she gets out, she will face multiple charges.

“She’ll be facing charges of negligent homicide, passing in a no passing zone, driving under suspension, and she will receive multiple counts of failure to use child restraints and seatbelt violation,” Lee said.

 
 
 
Bryan Lee, Tommie Killough, Asha Cooper

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