Police direct traffic in the 15000 block of Springfield Rd. near Baptiste Dr. in Walker where a 1-year-old child was struck by a moving vehicle while on private property at the home. The child was transported to the hospital in critical condition and later died. (photo by Crystal LoGiudice | The News)

Crystal LoGiudice

WALKER – A 1-year-old died at an area hospital this evening (July 12) after he was struck by a vehicle earlier in the day.

The toddler was identified as Tavein Parker, who turned a year old July 3, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m., according to Lori Steele, spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

The toddler was hit by a vehicle on private property, she said.

"The circumstances of the incident are under investigation," Steele said in a release.

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