Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded Wednesday night (August 16, 2017) to a fatal pedestrian crash on LA 10 one mile west of LA 1058 in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash has claimed the life of two-year-old Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood.
Troopers determined that the crash occurred as a large group of choir members were standing in the parking lot of the Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. Kaleb Dyson ran from the parking lot toward LA 10. Dyson’s mother, 37-year-old Waynata Dyson, ran behind her son in an attempt to stop him. However, Kaleb entered the roadway and was struck by a vehicle driven by Shyrlee Ann Hammond (57) from Spencer, NY.
Kaleb Dyson was taken by ambulance to Hood Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival.