Girl, 7, killed in Hahnville crash; driver arrested

Published 12:43 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

HAHNVILLE — Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a single-vehicle, fatal crash on Louisiana 18 east at Avalon Place in Hahnville shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

The crash claimed the life of 7-year-old Alina R. Ezzo of Luling.

Troopers’ initial investigation revealed 32-year-old Islam S. Ezzo of Hahnville was driving a 2013 GMC Terrain east on Louisiana 18 at a high rate of speed.

Islam Ezzo lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road to the right, struck several trees and overturned.

Alina Ezzo was not properly restrained and was ejected during the crash. She was taken to St. Charles Hospital and pronounced deceased. Islam Ezzo was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Impairment is suspected and blood was taken from Islam Ezzo; toxicology analysis will be completed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

Islam Ezzo was arrested for vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Additional charges may be forthcoming, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.