A South Louisiana 4-year-old has tragically died after being struck by a mail truck Thursday afternoon.

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4-Year-Old Killed By Mail Truck In Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso tells KLFY deputies responded to a call Thursday afternoon (2/9/23) at around 5:30 pm concerning "a child being hit by a truck at a residence on Joan Street in Lake Charles."

When authorities arrived at the scene they were told that a 4-year-old boy had been run over by a mail truck while riding his scooter in a neighbor's driveway.

According to KLFY, the driver of the mail truck was turning his vehicle around at a residence at the end of a dead-end street when he hit the child with the mail truck.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso says the child was transported to a local hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

State law mandates that a toxicology report be conducted, but Sheriff Mancuso says impairment is not expected.

Read more at KLFY.com.

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