Two children were killed and a third child was seriously injured while walking to school this morning in the St. Martin Parish town of Breaux Bridge. State Police trooper Jared Sandifer says for an unknown reason a vehicle ran off the road, striking three children who were on their way to school.
"Unfortunately, as a result of that two of those children were killed and one of them is at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge," Sandifer said.
The deadly crash took place on a residential street in Breaux Bridge. Sandifer says it was a pick-up truck that hit the children and they are not sure what happened.
"For unknown reasons ran off the roadway, striking those children," Sandifer said. "The vehicle actually continued traveling away from the scene, the driver was stopped by Breaux Bridge PD and placed into custody."
Sandifer says it's still an active investigation and impairment is suspected on the driver's part.
"We're all still trying to put this information together...we owe it to the families to determine what exactly happened in this situation."