Emma Bell Savoie, 6-year-old kid at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Slidell was killed as she was struck by an automobile in the parking area, on Wednesday afternoon and died as a result of their injuries.
Police reported that, during dismissal time, a group of school youngsters were attempting to cross a parking lot, as Savoie allegedly jumped out into the path of a truck by accident.
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The child was taken to Slidell Memorial Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. “The loss of a child is unimaginable. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, the school, the first responders, and the entire Slidell community. This kind of tragedy affects us all,” said Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal. Chief Randy Fandal of the Slidell Police Department remarked as much.
“Please join us in prayer for the Our Lady of Lourdes School community. The tragedy of yesterday’s events resulting in the death of a student is heavy on our hearts and the hearts of all involved. Let us pray for the repose of her soul and for consolation for her family and all affected by this devastating accident. “Eternal rest grant onto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. Amen!”
Slidell police said there is no indication that the driver of the truck was speeding or driving in a negligent manner. Officers are still investigating the case.