An Indiana man is facing multiple charges after a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon that killed the driver’s young daughter.
Jessica Skeens, 28, of Farmland, was driving a van with her boyfriend, 27-year-old Nathaniel Jordan (pictured above) and four of her children according to WANE. Two of the children were seated in the middle row in child restraints and other two were in the third row without any restraints.
Skeens and Jordan were reportedly arguing when Jordan punched Skeens and grabbed the steering wheel. She then lost control of the van, which rolled over into a ditch.
Skeens’ daughter, 6-year-old Taelyn Woodson, was partially ejected out of a window and was killed.
Everyone in the van was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Skeens suffered a broken arm and Jordan was treated for minor injuries, as were the other 3 children.
After Jordan was released from the hospital, he was arrested by troopers. He now faces felony charges of neglect of a dependent causing death, criminal recklessness, and domestic battery. This crash remains under investigation, according to People, with possible further charges pending toxicology reports. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, according to a press release.
[Photos courtesy of Delaware County Sheriff’s Office]