Single vehicle crash crash kills 3-year-old

A morning single-vehicle crash on Jackson Highway has killed a child and injured his sister.

Posted: Sep 21, 2021 2:36 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2021 5:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A morning single-vehicle crash on Jackson Highway has killed a child and injured his sister. According to Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, officials responded to a crash around 9:30 Tuesday morning. The single-vehicle crash was in the 5100 block of JacksonHighway, near county road 475. 

When Deputies arrived, they confirmed the child was deceased and the driver, sustained serious injuries and was extricated from the vehicle. She was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for medical treatment.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office said the initial investigation into the crash revealed the Honda Accord was traveling west on Jackson Highway and for reasons unknown, failed to properly negotiate a curve in the roadway. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, crashed through a fence, and, head-on, into a large tree.

Officers said the male child was properly restrained within a forward-facing child safety seat, in the rear driver side seat. However, he sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. 

WLFI will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

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