Police in northern Indiana report that a woman was killed when she struck her head on something while leaning out of a moving mini-van. According to WISH-TV, St. Joseph County crash team investigations say 24 year old Amanda Erza was sitting on someone’s lap in the front passenger seat early Sunday morning when her head struck an unknown object about 10 miles east of South Bend. Crash team commander Tim Spencer reports that Erza had been drinking and had leaned out the passenger side window to vomit. Spencer says the minivan driver and another passenger fled the scene, but police located them some time later. The driver was arrested and preliminarily charged with leaving the scene and driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. The names of the woman and the man arrested were not released.
Erza was a mother to three children and had reportedly just started school at Ivy Tech.