Mom, child killed; another child critical after 2-car crash in Plaquemines Parish

Published: Jul. 27, 2015 at 10:32 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2015 at 10:53 PM CDT
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Child in Land Cruiser was critically injured. (Source: PPSO)
Child in Land Cruiser was critically injured. (Source: PPSO)

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A mother and her toddler were killed and a child in another car was critically injured Monday afternoon in a crash in Plaquemines Parish.

The two-vehicle accident happened at about 12:40 p.m. on La. Highway 23 about two miles south of Lake Hermitage. 

Police said Jenny Taing was driving northbound in a Toyota Scion when, for unknown reasons, she crossed over into the southbound lane and collided head-on with Toyota Land Cruiser driven by 38-year-old William Weidner of New Orleans.

Taing and her 4-year-old died at the scene. Weidner sustained moderate injuries, and his 6-year-old son was hospitalized in critical condition.

The crash is under investigation by Louisiana State Police Troop B.

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