LSP: 7-year-old killed in St. Charles Parish crash; driver believed to be impaired

September 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm


State Police say a 7-year-old was killed Sunday in a single vehicle crash in St. Charles Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says they believe the driver, 32-year-old Islam Ezzo of Hahnville was impaired when he ran off the road.

"During the crash, a 7-year-old that was seated in the vehicle was ejected and transported to a local hospital where she later died," said Matey.

Islam Ezzo is charged with Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Negligent Injuring and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Matey says the child was not properly restrained.

Islam Ezzo was transported to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Matey says this is a very tragic crash.

"Not just for the family, but first responders as well," said Matey. "It's very difficult for us to witness children that are killed in crashes because someone made a poor choice."

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