2-year-old girl, father identified in fatal wreck during high-speed police chase

The driver killed himself after his car crashed.

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities have named the driver and toddler who died Wednesday during a chase with Louisiana State Police.

Officials named 2-year-old Ivory Washington as a victim in Wednesday's wreck. Her father, Kenneth Davis, 21, was the driver of the vehicle. Another passenger who died in the wreck was not identified.

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State Police said Davis shot himself after a high-speed chase that led State Police from downtown to Chef Menteur Highway and Lonely Oak Drive.

The chase began about 2:30 p.m. when troopers tried to stop the vehicle at Canal and Rampart streets for a stolen license plate, said Trooper Melissa Matey, Troop B spokeswoman.

The vehicle hit the back of a box truck, and Davis lost control and crashed, said troopers.

The 2-year-old girl died on the scene, as did the unnamed passenger, Matey said.

"The two-year-old was not in a proper child restraint," Matey said. "The passenger was also ejected because of lack of seatbelt usage."

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