Lake Charles –
Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash near the intersection of Sutherland Road and E. Levingwood Road in Moss Bluff.
The initial investigation revealed a car was traveling westbound on E. Levingwood Road at which time it ran a stop sign, striking an SUV that was traveling northbound on Sutherland Road. The SUV flipped several times, before landing in the ditch. A 6 year old female, who was unrestrained inside the SUV, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The fatality is still under investigation. In accordance with Louisiana state law, standard toxicology testing will be performed on both drivers, although impairment is not suspected.
The drivers of both vehicles sustained minor injuries and the additional two juvenile passengers in the SUV sustained no injuries.
CPSO Sgt. Bryan Alexander and Sr. Cpl. Travis Carroll are the lead investigators on this case.