Webster Parish crash claims life of 5-year-old

Webster Parish crash claims life of 5-year-old
(Source: Jamal Smalls)

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.

Copyright 2020 KSLA. All rights reserved.