Update: Eight-Year-Old dies in Ascension Parish crash


Louisiana State Troopers say an eight-year-old died in a crash on Airline Hwy. at Germany Rd. in Ascension Parish.

Troopers said eight-year-old Lyric Crenshaw of Baton Rouge was killed.

The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as 32-year-old Averiel Crenshaw of Baton Rouge was traveling southbound on US Hwy 61 in a 2014 Toyota Camry. Lyric Crenshaw was the front seat passenger in the Toyota. At the same time, a 2005 Ford F-150 was northbound on US Hwy 61. For reasons still under investigation, Crenshaw made a left turn into the path of the Ford causing the Ford to strike the Toyota on the passenger side.

As a result of the crash Lyric Crenshaw was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to injuries received. His restraint use is unknown at this time due to severe vehicle damage. Averiel Crenshaw was properly restrained; however, she sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to a local hospital. Impairment on her part is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. The driver and passenger of the Ford were properly restrained and sustained minor injuries, and impairment is not considered a factor. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. 


Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a deadly crash on Airline Hwy.

It happened near Airline and Germany in Prairieville Friday evening.

Troopers add, while traveling before the serious weather arrives, please always make sure to buckle up and never drive impaired. Your life and the lives of others depends on it.

Please avoid the area as Troopers have the roadway closed during the investigation.

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