BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say two teenage girls were killed and a third was seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while they walked to school.
Trooper Brooks David says the driver, 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham of Breaux Bridge, is in critical condition.
He says Abraham’s truck hit the girls from behind Thursday on a Breaux Bridge street. The truck then swerved down the road, hitting a utility pole and two culverts.
David says a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old died, and a 13-year-old is hospitalized in Baton Rouge.
He says Breaux Bridge police arrested Abraham. The truck was heavily damaged.
Troopers have not released the teens’ names.
A candlelight vigil was scheduled at a city park and trick-or-treating Thursday night was canceled on several streets.