SLIDELL – A 17-month-old girl was killed on Monday afternoon in a Slidell neighborhood when she ran into the street, St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Capt. Daniel Seuzeneau reported.
Koreyanna Kirsh was playing outside her house on East Forest Street, near Timbers Drive, and apparently ran into the street just as a large truck was driving in the neighborhood.
The driver of the truck, 21-year-old Shane Fitzgerald, told Seuzeneau that he never saw the little girl and did not even realize he had hit her.
When he noticed residents gathering near the house he returned to the scene.
Seuzeneau said they do not suspect Fitzgerald of speeding or operating his vehicle improperly, nor do they suspect any impairment from alcohol or drugs. However, according to procedure a blood test was taken.
“Words really can’t describe what happened here today other than sheer tragedy,” Captain Daniel Seuzeneau said.
No charges are expected to be filed, Seuzeneau said.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene, the St. Tammany Coroner’s Office reported.