Unrestrained 1-year-old dies in west bank traffic accident

Jefferson, La. - A 1-year-old boy was killed in a car crash early Monday morning, according to a spokesperson with Louisiana State Police.

The crash happened around 1a.m. US 90B east at Stumpf Boulevard.

State Police say 30 year-old Jeremiah Price was driving east on US 90B approaching a closed section of the roadway.

The Department of Transportation and Development was installing message boards and all traffic was being diverted onto the lower level of US 90B at LA 23.

Price drove through the area of the road that was closed, disregarding multiple closure signs and barrels that were blocking the roadway.  Price then struck the rear of a construction vehicle and 1 year-old Jashawn Price, who was seated in the front seat, was thrown forward as a result of the crash.

The child was taken to West Jefferson Hospital where he died from head injuries.

Investigators say speed and impairment are considered factors of the crash.  Jeremiah Price submitted to a chemical test and was found to be over the legal limit.

He was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and was then booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center for Vehicular Homicide, DWI with Child Endangerment, Obedience to and Required Traffic Control Devices, Negligent Injuring, No Child Restraint and No Seat Belt.