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Jun 25, 2014 12:04 PM by AP

SUV crashes into family fishing, killing 2 kids and injuring 3 others

DUTCHTOWN, La. (AP) - Two young children died and three adults injured after a sport utility vehicle went off a road and crashed into a group of people fishing in a roadside bayou.

State police say the SUV was headed south on Bluff Road, south of Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish, at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, when it ran off the road into the fishing group.

Trooper Jared Sandifer identified the dead as 6-year-old David Lanus Jr. and his 9-year-old sister, Faria Lanus, both of Geismar. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The three adults, including the children's father, 30-year-old David Lanus Sr., suffered moderate injuries.

The driver of the SUV, 47-year-old Shawnette Taylor, of Prairieville, suffered only minor injuries.

Sandifer says the accident remains under investigation.

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