Probe Continues in Lloyd Crash that Killed Toddler and Seriously Burned Child's Mother
Other drivers stopped and pulled woman from the burning SUV
The investigation continues into a fiery crash on the Lloyd Expressway that killed a young child and critically injured the child’s mother. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:
First responders were sent to the Lloyd near Highway 41 just before 7:30 Friday evening.
They found an SUV had crashed into the median and was totally engulfed in flames.
Evansville Fire Department Division Chief Mike Larson says witnesses told investigators the vehicle abruptly swerved from the far-right lane and slammed into the concrete median.
Larson says passing drivers stopped and pulled the driver from the burning vehicle.
After firefighters knocked down the flames, they found a 20-month old child in the passenger area of the vehicle.
Larson says life-saving measures were performed at the scene before the child was taken to Deaconess and the driver, who was the mother of the child, was taken to St. Vincent’s with 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
The child later died at the hospital. The mother was later taken to a Louisville Hospital for treatment.
Authorities have not released the identities of the victims.
The tragedy and subsequent probe forced authorities to shut-down the Lloyd in both directions for about an hour-and-a-half Friday evening.