A short while ago, a toddler was fatally struck by a vehicle on E. Forest Drive in Slidell. Very few details are available at this time. We will be available for comment at 5:45pm at the corner of Whisperwood Blvd. and E. Forrest Drive in Slidell.
Here’s the latest from the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office: 17 month old Koreyan Kirsh was struck and killed at 3:41 this afternoon (4/10) at the corner of East Forest Drive and Timbers Drive in Slidell. She entered the roadway and was struck by a box truck driven by Shae Fitzgerald, 21. Speed and/or reckless driving was not a factor. Deputies were on the scene within two minutes and the toddler was pronounced dead upon their arrival. The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed at this point.
Here’s the press conference. Thanks Ashley Rodrigue WWLTV for this link to this afternoons press conference about the tragic toddler death in Slidell.