WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police says a 5-year-old boy is dead after a car crash Thursday night, July 23, in Webster Parish.
Daniel Carpenter, 31, of Downsville, was driving a 2005 Hyundai SUV west on Interstate 20 just west of the Dixie Inn/Springhill exit when the accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Carpenter failed to stop his vehicle and it struck the rear of another vehicle that was stopped due to traffic congestion, according to Louisiana State Police.
Carpenter and his passenger, 5-year-old Michael Carpenter, were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The 5-year-old was transported to the hospital, where he died Saturday..
The crash is still under investigation.