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Ouachita Parish four-year-old killed after walking into intersection

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & LSP) - A 4-year-old girl is dead after she walked into an intersection and was hit by a car Tuesday night. State police suspect the driver was impaired.

Tuesday, at about 9:45 PM, Troopers responded to a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 165 south of Interstate 20.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 45-year-old Marvin Jones of Monroe, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 165 when it struck a 4-year-old girl that had walked into the intersection at Ticheli Road.

Jones was wearing his seat belt and did not report any injuries. The four-year-old girl suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe where she died.

Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis. Jones was arrested for DWI and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. The crash remains under investigation.

Impaired driving continues to be a significant problem on Louisiana roadways. To report impaired drivers, motorists are encouraged to dial *LSP (*577) from their cellular phone or to contact their local law enforcement agency.

Troop F has investigated 18 fatal crashes which have resulted in 18 deaths so far this year.

 

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