WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — A 3-year-old boy is dead and a 24-year-old woman is in the hospital after a single-car crash in Tippecanoe County Tuesday morning.
Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office say officers were sent to the 5100 block of Jackson Highway on a report of a vehicle crashing into a tree at approximately 9:26 a.m. That is about 5 miles northwest of West Lafayette.
An investigation determined a Honda Accord driven by Grace Lescalleet, of West Lafayette, was traveling west on Jackson Highway and did not follow a curve in the road, according to police. The Accord exited the roadway, crashed through a fence and traveled about 300 feet before crashing head-on into a tree.
The 3-year-old by was pronounced dead and Lescalleet was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.
Police say the 3-year-old boy was properly restrained in a forward-facing car seat.
Toxicology results are pending and it is unclear at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.