MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on fight that led to crash that killed 6-year-old Indiana girl (all times local):
A woman who crashed a van on an Indiana road after being punched by her boyfriend has been charged in connection with the death of her 6-year-old daughter who was thrown from the vehicle.
WRTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rBZLBl ) that 28-year-old Jessica Skeens was arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges that include neglect of a dependent resulting in death and driving while intoxicated causing death.
Police said she had a blood-alcohol level over 08 percent, which is the legal limit.
Taelyn Woodson was killed in Sunday’s crash along State Road 67.
Police say Skeens and 27-year-old Nathaniel Jordan were arguing when he punched her and grabbed the steering wheel. The van rolled over in a ditch.
Skeens suffered a broken arm. Jordan and three of Skeens’ other children suffered minor injuries.
Jordan faces preliminary neglect and criminal recklessness charges.
Police say a man punched his girlfriend as she was driving a van carrying him and her four children along an Indiana highway, causing a single-vehicle crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter.
Twenty-seven-year-old Nathaniel Jordan of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested following Sunday’s crash along State Road 67 that killed Taelyn Woodson. Jordan faces preliminary neglect and criminal recklessness charges.
Online records don’t list an attorney for Jordan, who remained jailed Tuesday on $57,500 bond.
State Police say 28-year-old Jessica Skeens and front-seat passenger Jordan were arguing when he punched her and grabbed the steering wheel. The van left the highway and rolled over in a ditch about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, killing Woodson.
Police say Skeens suffered a broken arm. Jordan and three children were treated for minor injuries.