- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LACASSINE, La. (AP) - A man and a 3-year-old child are dead after a crash in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Louisiana State Police say it happened about 10:11 p.m. Monday on Interstate 10, about two miles west of Lacassine.

Troopers, in a news release Tuesday, said the 1998 Nissan Pathfinder apparently was traveling east when the vehicle’s rear tire deflated. The car went into the center median and rolled.

Two unrestrained rear seat passengers, 36-year-old Luis Amilcar Trochez-Ramos, of New Orleans, and 3-year-old Marbella Funez, of Houston, were ejected and died as a result of their injuries.

The driver, 27-year-old Cintia Funez, of Houston, was flown to a Lafayette hospital with moderate injuries. The front seat passenger, 29-year-old Heidy Brizuela, of Houston, had minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation.

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