METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A little girl was killed when the SUV she was riding in flipped into a canal in Metairie at Clearview Parkway and Veterans Memorial Boulevard, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
The girl's mother driving the vehicle, Elizabeth Braddock, 32, of Kenner, was given CPR at the scene of the crash. It happened Tuesday around 2 p.m. Braddock was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
The 6-year-old girl was not discovered until later.
The girl who died in the crash Tuesday afternoon was six years old. Her identity has not been released as investigators continue to inform other family members of the incident.
A spokesman for the JPSO said many witnesses, including an off-duty firefighter, stopped to help once the vehicle crashed into the canal. He wants anyone with information about the accident to call 911. Investigators are still trying to piece together what led to the wreck.
The metro area was pounded by heavy rain all day, but the JPSO could not confirm if the accident was due to slick roads.