Woman killed, small child injured in Anderson crash

A woman was killed and a man and small child were injured in Wednesday's crash.
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A woman was killed and a small child injured in a crash north of Anderson Wednesday.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department says a van was traveling on SR 9 at Cottonwood Road around 6 p.m. when it crossed the center line for an unknown reason and left the roadway. The car struck an embankment, then a utility pole, before landing on its side.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A man who was in the van was taken to Community Hospital in Anderson, then transported by ambulance to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

As crews worked to extricate the female from the vehicle, they heard the cry of a small child. The child was found in a car seat and was flown to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health by helicopter after being examined at the scene.

The conditions of the child and male victim are not known at this time.

The names of the victims have not been released. The accident remains under investigation.