Posted on Jun 20, 2024

Man charged in LaGrange County accident that killed 7-year-old girl

LAGRANGE COUNTY, IN - The LaGrange County Sheriff's Office said a man is facing charges in connection with the death of a young girl in a crash on Monday afternoon.

WSBT reports the incident happened on County Road 600 just west of County Road 100 West at about 2:50 p.m.  According to the sheriff's office, two children were crossing CR-600 when one of them was struck by an eastbound vehicle.  The victim, a 7-year-old girl from Millersburg, died at the scene.  The other child was not injured.

The alleged driver, 26-year-old Eric Estrada of Ligonier, was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Estrada was arrested and charged with OWI causing a fatality.

Our Indianapolis car accident lawyer will continue to monitor this developing story and provide any additional information as it is released to the public.