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5-year-old struck and killed by car entering Lake Charles driveway

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 07:12:01-04

A 5-year-old was killed Tuesday night in Lake Charles after being struck by a vehicle entering a driveway.

Lake Charles Police say the incident happened at 7:02 pm in the 1500 block of L'Acadie Drive.

Police determined that the vehicle struck the child as it was turning into a driveway. The child sustained injuries that police say were non-survivable and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Impairment is not suspected as a factor in the crash, but standard toxicology tests are pending for the driver.

The Lake Charles Police Department Traffic Division and Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office are investigating the incident.