ST. ROSE, La. – A three-year-old was killed after a dump truck ran over the child in a parking lot Wednesday, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Around 4:15 p.m., the driver was backing the truck up in a St. Rose parking Llot. As the driver was backing into his parking spot, he saw a woman screaming, telling him to stop, said the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office says the child, identified as Mark Washington III, accidentally went underneath the side of the truck between the front and back wheels and was killed instantly.
Washington, who was being watched by an adult family member, was riding an electric dirt bike with training wheels on the side walk. According to the sheriff’s office, he turned into the grass, couldn’t stop and went underneath the truck.
The coroner pronouced Washington dead at the scene. Toxicology reports are pending, according to the sheriff’s office.