Driver and vehicle of deadly hit-and-run crash in Lafayette located

Posted: 11:18 AM, Aug 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 17:12:20Z

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. -- Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office has located the vehicle and driver involved in Wednesday’s deadly hit-and-run crash at U.S. 52 and S.R. 28.

According to a press release from Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, a Lafayette Police Officer stopped the car just before 4:30 this morning and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was interviewed by detectives and the vehicle was taken to the maintenance garage for processing, once a search warrant was obtained.

The driver has been identified as 18-year-old Yariel Lunice Nicole Butler of Lafayette.

She has been booked into the county jail and charged with failure to stop after accident resulting in death, failure to stop after accident resulting in serious injury, and operating while intoxicated (based off of Thursday morning’s traffic stop).