MUNCIE, Ind. – A man hit his girlfriend if she was driving one of those him and her four children along an Indiana highway, causing a one-car-accident death of her 6-year-old daughter, police said.
Nathaniel Jordan, 27, was arrested following a Sunday crash along state Road 67 that killed Taelyn Woodson. He faces preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent causing death, criminal recklessness and domestic battery.
Online records do not an attorney for the Muncie, Indiana, man, who remained in jail Tuesday on $57,500 bond.
State Police said Jessica Skeens, 28, of Farmland, Indiana, and front-passenger of the Jordan, were arguing when he punched her and grabbed the wheel. The from left the four-lane freeway in the vicinity of the Muncie bypass, and rolled in a ditch, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, the killing of Woodson.
The police said that they believed that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
Skeens suffered a broken arm, while the Jordan, and three children were treated for minor injuries, police said.
Eric Hoffman, Delaware County, chief deputy prosecutor, said Tuesday that he expects the office to file formal charges against Jordan later this week once the police to the crash of the findings to the county office.
Woodson’s grandmother, Kathy Parris, said the younger was a beautiful and loving child.
“She was the happiest child you could around. She had a loving heart and loved to color and draw,” Parris told WRTV-TV.