Two people were killed in a single car accident on Saturday, including an 8-year-old boy that was traveling in the bed of the pickup truck.
According to Police, the child was riding in the back of the truck with a 37-year-old man around 2 pm.
The driver of the truck lost control causing it to veer off to the left of the road. The truck flipped, ejecting the passenger, a woman, traveling inside the truck. The child and passenger in the bed of the truck were also ejected.
Police are still uncertain if the driver was wearing his seatbelt. The other passengers were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, say police.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital and his name was not released.
The driver was taken to Lafayette General Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Police say charges are still pending. In Louisiana, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 12 to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck. The law does not apply to emergency situations.