Woman fatally injured vomiting out minivan window

Photo courtesy: WSBT
Photo courtesy: WSBT

OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) — Police in northern Indiana say a woman was killed when she struck her head on something while vomiting out the passenger window of a moving minivan.

St. Joseph County crash team commander Tim Spencer tells WSBT-TV 24-year-old Amanda Erza was sitting on someone’s lap in the front passenger seat about 4:40 a.m. Sunday when her head struck an an unknown object in Osceola, about 10 miles east of South Bend. Spencer says Erza had been drinking.

WSBT reports Ezra was a mother to three children who range in age from 2 to 7 or 8. She apparently recently started school at Ivy Tech.

Spencer says the minivan driver and another passenger fled, but police caught them. The driver was arrested and charged preliminary with leaving the scene and driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

The names of the woman and the man arrested were not immediately released.

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