5-year-old ejected from vehicle after tire blows out causing crash
A 5-year-old boy was airlifted Sunday after being involved in a rollover accident Sunday.
The accident happened around 2:38 p.m. on I-65 just south of the Remington exit in Jasper County.
Indiana State Police say a Ford pick-up, pulling a utility trailer with household goods, was heading south on I-65 when it lost control.
26-year-old Terry Youngblood Jr. of Lebanon was driving the pick-up in the left lane when the investigation shows that the driver’s rear tire blew out.
This caused him to lose control and go across the right lane and off the roadway into a ditch.
Police say the vehicle rolled once and the truck landed upright on its wheels while the trailer landed upside down. Investigators say the household goods were spread across grass area.
5-year-old Bernabe Pena was ejected from the pickup. Police say he was not in a child restraint when the crash happened.
Pena was taken to the National Guard Armory in Remington by ambulance and was airlifted from there to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois with unknown injuries.
30-year-old Nallely Pinancho and Pena’s sister, 7-year-old Bianca Pena, were taken to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer with non-life threatening injuries.
Youngblood was cited for Child Restraint violation.
Police say Youngblood the family was moving from Chicago to Tennessee when the accident happened.