Infant, adult killed in crash as driver flees deputies

By The Associated Press

BROOKSTON — An adult and an infant were killed when the car they were in crashed as the driver fled sheriff’s deputies in western Indiana.

Three adults, a juvenile, a toddler and the infant were in a BMW which was speeding when it left a roadway then struck a tree and stopped against a vacant house in Brookston about 11 p.m. Sunday, state police said Monday in a release.

The BMW was being pursued by White County sheriff’s deputies.

The 23-year-old driver from Springfield, Illinois, was arrested. He faces neglect of a dependent resulting in death, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle causing death, reckless driving causing death, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and resisting law enforcement charges.

The other passengers were hurt in the crash and taken to hospitals.

Brookston is about 80 miles (128 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.

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