GRAY, La. -- A two-year-old girl has died and the driver of a pickup is facing charges after the vehicle slammed into a house while fleeing the scene of a Terrebonne Parish crash.
Around 2:30 a.m., a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Tony Milligan, 20, of Houma, plowed into a home in the 1700 block of Main Street, said State Police spokesman Trooper Evan Harrell.
Inside the home were two-year-old Taylor Strickland and her parents, Lance and Brittany Strickland, 24. All three were injured after the vehicle crashed into the home and were taken to Thibodaux Regional Hospital. Taylor suffered serious injuries and died at the hospital, according to State Police. Lance and Brittany Strickland are in stable condition, and Mulligan suffered minor injuries.
Before crashing into the home, State Police believe that Milligan was headed south on LA 24 when he reared-ended a car. After hitting the car, the Silverado fled and continued south on LA24.
'As the Silverado approached the Lost Bridge, it lost control and traveled off the left side of LA 24 where it struck a house,' said Harrell.
According to State Police, alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, and blood was taken from Milligan for analysis. Milligan was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail on the charges of vehicular homicide, careless operation and no seat belt.
A fund has been set up in Taylor Strickland's name. You can donate at all Capital One banks in the Thibodaux area.