State police: Toddler killed in Louisiana crash

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Posted: Jun 27, 2016 9:56 AM

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish.

Master Trooper Brooks David (DAH'-veed) says the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday when 24-year-old Bendel Williams drove off the right side of Louisiana Highway 182.

David says the pickup struck an embankment and the pickup overturned.

He says Jamaika Johnson of Carencro was riding in the truck's back seat and was improperly restrained with a shoulder-lap belt. David said the girl suffered severe injuries and was taken to Opelousas General Hospital, where she later died.

Williams was wearing a seat belt and was treated for moderate injuries.

David says the crash remains under investigation and no decision has been made about possible charges.