Illinois Toddler Among 3 Killed in ATV Crash

Vehicle crashed into the end of a culvert and caught fire about 60 miles southwest of Indianapolis

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Authorities say a suburban Chicago toddler was among three people killed when an off-road vehicle slammed into a concrete wall along a rural western Indiana road.

Indiana Conservation officers on Monday identified the victims of Sunday's crash as 22-year-old Andrea Allen of Indianapolis, her 1-year-old son, Jaylen Rawls, of Harvey, Ill., and 2-year-old Nevaeh Dempsey, a friend's daughter from Indianapolis.

Allen's other son, 2-year-old Xavier Rawls of Harvey, Ill., was in stable condition Monday at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

State Conservation Officer Lt. William Browne says the three toddlers were riding in front of Allen, who was driving the single-seat off-road vehicle.

The three died when the vehicle crashed into the end of a culvert and caught fire near the town of Center Point about 60 miles southwest of Indianapolis.


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