Toddler struck by truck on S.R. 47N

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UPDATED: Monday, April 6, 2020

James Hanks, 70, of Darlington has been identified by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as the driver of the Ford F-150 pickup truck involved in a crash Friday afternoon on State Road 47N.

The identity of the toddler who was struck by the truck is not being released.

As of Monday afternoon, the two-year-old girl was in critical condition at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

The crash remains under investigation. If you witnessed the crash or have any additional information regarding the crash, contact Sergeant Jake Watson at 765-362-3740.

The original story posted Saturday, April 4, 2020 is below:

A toddler was transported to an Indianapolis hospital Friday afternoon after being struck by a pickup truck on State Road 47N.

According to a press release issued Saturday morning by Montgomery County Sheriff Ryan Needham, officers were dispatched at 4:02 p.m. Friday to the 2100 block of State Road 47N regarding a personal injury crash.

When deputies arrived a short time later they discovered a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck had been traveling southwest on State Road 47 when a two-year-old child entered the roadway. The truck struck the child, left the roadway and struck some trees and brush.

The child was initially transported to Franciscan Health Crawfordsville and later transported to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.

The driver of the truck was not injured. Police are not yet releasing the driver’s identity.

The roadway was closed for nearly three hours Friday.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the crash and it remains under investigation by crash reconstructionist.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Jake Watson at 765-362-3740.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor.

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Indiana State Police, Crawfordsville Police Department, Crawfordsville Fire Department, Indiana Department of Child Services and Indiana Department of Transportation.

This story will be updated when additional details are released by the sherff's office.


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