Police: Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle in Slidell

Toddler killed

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal accident in Slidell that claimed the life of a 17-month-old girl. The incident occurred Monday around 3:41 p.m. near the intersection of E. Forrest and Timbers Drives. The toddler has been identified as Korey Ann Kirsh.

According to police, a 'box-style' truck, driven by 21-year-old Shae Fitzgerald, was traveling near the intersection when Kirsh ran into the roadway and was run over by the back tires of the truck.

Following the incident, Fitzgerald remained on scene and called authorities. Police say that Kirsh was visiting family at the time of the incident.

Investigators say that speed nor reckless operation were factors in the crash. Fitzgerald submitted to a drug and breathalyzer test.

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