Police: Meth involved in fatal crash in Lafayette
Roxie Raejean Johnson, 26, of Lafayette, was killed in a car crash Sunday morning.
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LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Police say they believe methamphetamine was involved in an early morning accident which left a Lafayette woman dead Sunday.
The Lafayette Police Department responded to a report just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday of a vehicle crash in the area of Valley Street and Mary Hill Road.
Emergency services arrived to find three people injured after a northbound Ford Mustang has traveled off Valley Street to the right, striking a tree.
Roxie Raejean Johnson, 26, of Lafayette, was rushed to St. Elizabeth East Hospital Emergency Room, where she was pronounced dead.
Another passenger, Kastin Elliott Slaybaugh, 28, of Lafayette, was released from the hospital after being treated for pain and injuries to her face.
The driver of the Mustang, Jerry A. Ford, 28, of Lafayette, was taken into police custody and transported to Tippecanoe County Jail.
Police said Ford faces felony charges of operating with a control substance (methamphetamine) resulting in death, and operating while suspended causing death.
Toxicology results are pending for Johnson and Slaybaugh.
Police said they believe excessive speed and drug use were contributing factors in the crash.
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