ROANOKE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Felony charges have been filed relating to Sunday's fatal accident.
The driver police say is responsible for Sunday night's fatal accident near the Huntington, Whitley county line now faces eight felony charges connected to the deadly crash.
52-year-old Mya Tha Tun now faces three charges of criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon, reckless homicide, operating while intoxicated causing death and three counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.
Police say Tun failed to stop at the traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 24, and State Road 114.
A preschool child was killed; three other children and their mother were also seriously injured in the crash.
A Fort Wayne man has been charged in the death of a Preschooler following a terrible car accident in Whitley County.
The crash occurred just after 8:00 Sunday night at the intersection of U.S. 24 and State Road 114.
Reports indicate that 35-year-old Joel Hoffman was driving a 2003 Honda minivan, headed west on U.S. 24. His passengers included 34-year-old Christina Hoffman of Fort Wayne and four children.
Police say 52-year-old Mya Tha Tun was driving a 1997 Honda minivan when he rear-ended the Hoffman's vehicle, which was stopped at a red light.
All four children were injured, and two of the children were LifeFlighted to local hospitals. The preschooler died before arriving at the hospital. Christina Hoffman was also transported by ambulance to the hospital.
Tun was also treated at a local hospital and released. He was then booked into the Whitley County jail on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death.
In Indiana, OWI Causing Death is a class C felony, which carries a sentence of two to eight years. If certain other circumstances are found to be present, that could be bumped up to a class B felony, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years.
The investigation into the crash continues, but transportation officials say the signal is well marked in all directions. Employees at nearby Roanoke Woodworking say people sometimes fly through red lights at the intersection, but it isn't because of poor visibility.
According to Indiana State Police, there have been seven accidents at the intersection during the past year. Officers say five involved an animal or object in the roadway, one involved a semi that took the turn onto U.S. 24 too quickly, and the other was Sunday's fatal accident.
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