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A young child was struck and killed by a vehicle backing out of a residential driveway near Rayne Tuesday night, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says.

The collision happened around 6:54 p.m. in the 100 block of Robin Street south of Rayne. The child was in the driveway when he or she was struck and was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson.

The investigation is ongoing, but deputies do not suspect impairment at this time, he said.

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