Coroner identifies child killed in Slidell accident
Published 12:02 pm Thursday, February 24, 2022
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has positively identified the child killed in a Slidell accident Wednesday afternoon.
Emma Savoie, age 6, died at Slidell Memorial Hospital shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle in her school parking lot. Savoie resided in Slidell.
The Slidell Police Department is investigating the accident.
An autopsy will be performed tomorrow.
“The death of a child is always an unspeakable tragedy,” Preston said. “My prayers are with this family and with all affected by this horrible event.”