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Driver and 2 children killed in northern Indiana car crash

October 31, 2021 GMT

WAKARUSA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northern Indiana were investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed the driver and two children and injured a third child.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. Friday when 28-year-old Jessica Tubb’s vehicle hit a utility pole near Wakarusa on the passenger side and then continued south off the road and hit a tree, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Tubbs was taken to a hospital where she died.

Two boys, ages 3 and 5, were also declared dead at the scene. Police said they were not properly restrained. An 8-year-old, who was properly restrained in the front seat, was hospitalized with minor lacerations.

Authorities did not give further details.