DUPLESSIS — A 6-year-old boy was in stable condition Thursday evening after suffering serious injuries in a three-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish that morning.
State Police closed the southbound lanes of Airline Highway on Thursday morning for nearly two hours, reopening them shortly after 10 a.m., troopers said.
Jared Sandifer, State Police Troop A spokesman, said a westbound Honda Accord ran a red light at the intersection of Airline and Germany Road about 8:15 a.m. and hit a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, in which the boy was a passenger.
The Chevy was headed southbound on Airline and was hit near Airline’s intersection with Duplessis Road. Germany turns into Duplessis once the road crosses Airline.
A third car, a 2013 Hyundai, also was struck in the crash but only had minor damage, Sandifer said.
The boy, who was properly restrained, was taken by helicopter to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Sandifer said.
The driver of the Chevy, Keelee Julien, 19, of Prairieville, had moderate injuries and also was taken to Our Lady of the Lake.
Tara Magliolo, 49, of St. Amant, the driver of the Honda, had minor injuries and also was taken to a hospital. Troopers cited her with a count of running a red light, Sandifer said.
The driver of the Hyundai, Richard Cockrell, 27, of Baton Rouge, was not injured, Sandifer said.
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