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Cellphone discussion ends in boy's death

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WATSON, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a driver who ran over a 6-year-old neighbor boy in Watson last month has been booked with negligent homicide.

According to deputies, 32-year-old Brad Welch, of Watson, was talking on his cellphone at the time of the accident and did not see Tyler Myers riding a scooter on a sidewalk that crosses Welch's driveway.

Welch was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center and later released on $25,000 bail.

 

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