UPDATE: Coroner identifies 2 people killed in Daleville crash; toddler, infant also injured


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DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – Two people died and two toddlers were hurt in a crash in Delaware County overnight.

Police say four people were traveling along State Road 32 on the northeast side of Daleville around 12:30 a.m. At some point, their ran off the roadway and hit a tree. Both the driver and the front seat passenger died.

The coroner identified the victims as 28-year-old Jerome Thompson and 22-year-old China Shouse.

Two young children survived the crash, a 1-year-old boy and a 1-month-old girl. Medics took them to IUBMH in Muncie, and they were later transferred to Riley Hospital for Children.

The children were in the backseat at the time of the crash. The sheriff’s office says the roads were wet, and heavy rain was coming down in the area when they crashed. Speed and poor road conditions are believe to be factors in the crash.

This is the second fatal crash in Delaware County within a 24-hour time period.

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