MUNCIE, Ind. -- (WXIN) -- Muncie police arrested a mother in connection with a crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter.
The crash occurred Sunday around 4:30 p.m. Investigators say the driver, Jessica Skeens, 28, of Farmland, was driving a van with her boyfriend, Nathaniel Jordan, 27, of Muncie. Two of Skeens’ children were in the middle seat in child restraint seats. Two other children were in the rear seat without child restraint seats.
Jordan is accused of punching Skeens and grabbing the steering wheel, prompting the crash. The van reportedly left the roadway, rolling over into a ditch and coming to rest on its wheels.
Skeens’ 6-year-old daughter Taelyn Woodson was in the back seat, and she was partially ejected out of a window. She died from her injuries. The three other children were transported to IU Health’s Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Skeens was treated for a broken arm and Jordan was treated for minor injuries.