THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - The Thibodaux Police Department is investigating the death of a two-year-old girl that was hit by a vehicle in the Rienzi Shopping Center parking lot Friday around 10:00 a.m.
Police say the child was struck by a 2005 White and Orange Chevrolet truck when she ran out in front of it. She died on the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, whose name is not being released, was transported to the Thibodaux Police Department where he voluntarily submitted to a breathalyzer test, which showed no signs of alcohol being in his system.
A sample of his blood was also drawn to be analyzed at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to determine if any narcotic was in his system at the time of the accident.
The investigation is ongoing.