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Child killed after being run over by car

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Denham Springs, La - A Denham Springs man has been charged with negligent homicide after running over a child with his vehicle. Brad Welch, 32, struck the child as he was pulling into his driveway in the 9100 block of Rue De Fleur, just before 6:30 p.m. on September 24. The 6-year-old child lived on the same street as Welch.

Police say that Welch was on his cell phone as he was pulling into his driveway when he felt a bump. As he exited his vehicle, he noticed a child lying on the ground near the rear of his vehicle.

Through their investigation, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office determined that Welch was distracted by the use of his cell phone which resulted in his failure to notice the child.

Welch is being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center with a bond set at $25,000.

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