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Father charged in crash that killed his two children

Prosecutors say a Blackford County father was under the influence of a controlled substance when he was involved in a crash that killed his two children.
Credit: Blackford County Sheriff

BLACKFORD COUNTY, Ind. — Prosecutors say a Blackford County man ingested controlled substances before causing a crash that killed his two kids.

Robert Cook is charged with several felonies, including neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

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Six-year-old Justin Cook and 5-year-old Raelynn Cook died in the Oct. 2 crash on State Road 18.

Prosecutors say Robert Cook was under the influence of amphetamine and cannabinoids when he crossed the center line and hit a semi.

Cook is being held in the Blackford County Jail without bond.

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