Indiana woman charged in crash that killed daughter
MUNCIE, Ind. - A woman who crashed 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 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 say she had a blood-alcohol 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 a ditch.
Skeens suffered a broken arm. Jordan and three of Skeens' other children suffered minor injuries.
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