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Lafayette woman arrested in OWI crash that killed 30-year-old man

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) —  A Lafayette woman is behind bars following a fatal crash in Lafayette early Sunday morning, the Lafayette Police Department said. 

The single-vehicle crash happened in the 3600 block of State Road 38 East just before 2:30 a.m. 

Police said Mekeisha Roberts, 27, of Lafayette, was driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville and struck a utility pole and a tree. 

The front seat passenger, Michael Creamer, 30, of Lafayette, was critically injured in the crash. Creamer was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

Tatiana Jones, 31, suffered minor injuries in the crash. 

Police said Roberts displayed “signs of intoxication” and they investigated to learn if she was operating the vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Roberts was later arrested for OWI resulting in a death. 

No other details of the crash have been released.