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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Toddler dies after tragic accident in Larose

Toddler dies after tragic accident in Larose

A one-year-old child died after being accidentally struck by a vehicle at his residence Wednesday night. Cai Crosby of Larose was pronounced dead at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital following the incident.

At around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to Crosby’s residence on LA Highway 1 in Larose after a concerned citizen reported hearing screaming and crying. Investigators learned Cai’s mother, Tralyn Crosby (age 35), was backing her vehicle when she struck the one-year-old child.

EMTs arrived on the scene and transported Cai to Ochsner St. Anne Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Neither impairment nor foul play is suspected as a factor in the crash and no criminal charges have been filed in this case.

“This is a horrible tragedy for this family and the community,” said Sheriff Craig Webre. “My heart goes out to the family, and I pray they can find peace in such a difficult time.”