JACKSON, La. (BRPROUD) – First responders from across East and West Feliciana Parish rushed to the scene of a deadly Friday (November 25) night Jackson area crash that resulted in the death of a child, officials say.
The two-vehicle collision occurred on Hwy 10 (Charter Street), and according to East Feliciana Parish Coroner, Dr. Ewell Bickham III, six-year-old Clara Carpenter was killed in the crash.
The two people in the vehicle with Carpenter were injured and remain hospitalized as of Saturday night, the coroner confirmed.
According to Dr. Bickham, the driver of the other vehicle was also hurt in the collision.
The coroner’s office says it is scheduled to perform an autopsy in the next couple of days, which will most likely reveal the cause of the little girl’s death.
According to Louisiana State Police (LSP), the East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office and Marshal’s Office are leading an investigation into the tragic incident.