A 1-year-old boy died after he was hit by a vehicle in Assumption Parish on Wednesday night, Louisiana State Police said Thursday.
The child tried to follow a group of children in crossing Jones Street in Napoleonville around 5:30 p.m. The group crossed successfully, but the boy entered the path of a vehicle, State Police said.
His mother took him to a hospital, where he died, according to State Police.
Investigators do not suspect that speed was a factor in the crash. The driver provided a breath sample, which showed no alcohol was present. She did not show signs of impairment, State Police said.
The driver and her passenger were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.
Troopers continue to investigate.