BATON ROUGE — Louisiana State Police are investigating an early morning crash that killed a 2-month-old and his parents.
The accident happened around 3 a.m. on Saturday on Interstate 10 near Bluebonnet Blvd.
Police said a Freightliner box truck, driven by 56-year-old Christoper L.Stewart, was traveling west on I-10, just past Blubonnet. Stewart pulled onto the right shoulder to use his cellphone. After making a call, he re-entered the right lane and was hit from behind by a Ford F-150, driven by 20-year-old Joshua Calverie. Police are investigating why Calverie crashed into the back of the truck.
22-year-old Jayla Young was in the vehicle with Calverie and wore a seat belt. She suffered severe injuries and later died at the scene.
Claverie also wore a seat belt. He was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later died there.
Young and Claverie’s 2-month-old son was strapped in a rear-facing child passenger seat in the front middle seat of the vehicle. He was also transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with severe injuries and later died at the hospital.
Stewart, the driver of the Freightliner, was properly restrained and suffered minor injuries. Stewart voluntarily submitted to a breath test and there was no trace amounts of alcohol present.
The crash remains under investigation.