Deadly I-69 crash remains under investigation

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DALEVILLE, Ind (WISH) – The investigation for the death of 4-year-old Tavionna Ford, who died in a crash on I-69 is still ongoing.

24-Hour News 8’s news partner the Herald Bulletin reports that the investigation will be turned over to the Delaware County prosecutor once the investigation is complete.

Charges against the adults in the vehicle could could be filed.

Indiana State Police officials said 4-year-old Tavionna Ford of Indianapolis died in the crash. She was not in a car seat. However, she was wearing a seatbelt.

Tavionna’s mother, 20-year-old Monique Ford, is 36 weeks pregnant. She was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Her other child, a 14-month-old son, was taken by medical helicopter to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He was in a car seat.

Another passenger, 20-year-old Dejour-Kyrie Martin, was taken by medical helicopter to IU Health Methodist Hospital with internal injuries.

The crash happened around noon at the 234 mile marker, at State Road 32/67. This is the exit for Daleville/Chesterfield.

Police officials said a car with five people inside abruptly stopped in the right lane on the northbound side of I-69. As a result, a pickup with two people inside crashed into the back of the car. Investigators weren’t immediately sure what caused the car to stop, as there were no traffic backups in the area at the time. The two people in the pickup were from Luther, Mich. and suffered non-life threatening injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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