A 6-year-old girl died Tuesday morning after the SUV she was riding in with her mother went into a Metairie canal at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Clearview Parkway. The mother died later at the hospital.
Elizabeth Braddock, 32, was driving near Clearview Mall when her SUV spun out of control and into the canal, killing her child, Carissa Wise.
“The vehicle just for some reason flew out of control and plunged into the canal,” said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities have reviewed video of the incident.
Roads were slick and dangerous Tuesday morning as heavy storms pounded the area, but Fortunato said it was not yet clear whether the weather played a role in the crash.
The mother was unresponsive at the scene and was taken to Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans, where she died Tuesday afternoon, according to Fortunato.
First responders performed CPR on the girl at the scene but were unable to save her.
The deaths followed another fatality last week in a Metairie canal. On Friday, authorities recovered the body of David Yeomans, 33, who died after his truck ran into a West Esplanade Avenue drainage canal.