NAPOLEONVILLE, La. -- An eight-year-old child was killed and two other children, ages 4 and 5, were injured after the car they were in went off the road and rolled over in Assumption Parish Sunday.
According to State Police, around 9 p.m., the children were in a car driven by Brian Gilton, 26, of Napoleonville, on LA 1 near Howard Lane, when the car went off the road, hitting a culvert and a utility pole before flipping over.
Gilton and the children were not restrained inside the car and were ejected when it overturned. The eight-year-old child was pronounced dead on the scene. Gilton suffered moderate injuries and the other two children suffered minor injuries, State Police said.
Investigators believe that impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash. Blood was taken from Gilton and the test results will be pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. The crash remains under investigation.