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Posted: Friday, 27 June 2014 11:35AM

Toddler killed when truck hits house

Cops say a little girl is dead after a driver crashed a pickup truck into her home.

"Shortly before 2:30 this morning, a 2 year old child was killed and three others injured when a vehicle traveled into a house after it attempted to flee the scene of a crash on LA 24 in Terrebonne Parish," Louisiana State Trooper Evan Harrell said in a news release.

He says 20-year-old Tony Milligan of Houma was driving his 2009 Chevrolet Silverado on LA 24, when he crashed into the back of another vehicle.

"After the crash, the Silverado fled the scene and continued south on LA 24 towards the Lost Bridge.  As the Silverado approached the Lost Bridge, it lost control and traveled off the left side of LA 24 where it struck a house at 1727 West Main Street."

The trooper says the little girl and her parents were inside the home; two-year-old Taylor Strickland, 24-year-old Brittany Strickland, and 25-year-old Lance Strickland.

"Taylor Strickland suffered serious injuries and was transported to Thibodaux Regional Hospital where she later died due to her injuries.  Brittany and Lance Strickland were also transported to Thibodaux Regional Hospital where they remain in stable condition."

He says the driver of the truck, 20-year-old Tony Milligan, was not wearing a seat belt.

He suffered minor injuries and was transported to Thibodaux Regional.

Harrell says it appeared that Milligan was drunk.

"Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.  Blood was taken from Milligan and the test results will be pending at the Louisiana State Police crime Lab.  Milligan was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail on the charges of Vehicular Homicide, Careless Operation, and No Seat Belt.  This crash remains under investigation." 

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