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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Orange County Sheriff's Department Investigate fatal accident involving a small child Tuesday

LIVONIA - JANUARY 19, 2023 - On Tuesday January 17, 2023, at approximately 12:11pm, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as well as Livonia Fire and IU Health EMS responded to the area of Lynd Road regarding a fatal incident involving a juvenile child.



The Amish community is mourning the loss of a one-year-old child.


The funeral for the child will be held on Friday, and those traveling the area are asked to use caution or travel another route along Lynd Road this evening and tomorrow. The road will be closed from 11:15 am until noon.


Upon investigation and subsequent interviews, it was found that the juvenile was in the driveway of a residence and was struck by a motor vehicle backing out of the driveway.

The Washington County Coroner's office assisted in the investigation.


As of now, no charges are expected or pending.


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