Drunk Driver Crashes Onto Flatbed, Kids in Vehicle

By: , Tow Squad News.       Published on:       Subscribe in a reader

Was Wanted For Prior DUI At Time of Accident


LAKE COUNTY, IN – A Chicago-area woman is under arrest after allegedly slamming into a roadside scene, then ramping the vehicle up unto a flatbed tow truck  – all with three young children along for the ride.  

Drunk Driver Crashes Onto Flatbed

Ayesha M. Crawford was charged with felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated with under age passengers plus felony child neglect and other lesser charges.  

Police had emergency responders already on site at Interstate 80 Saturday, handling a minor truck fire around 11 p.m.  That’s when police say Crawford, traveling in a SUV, barreled into the scene after her brakes locked.  The vehicle hit two police cruisers before ramping onto the flatbed, rolling off, then continuing forward a bit until police could secure it.

The arrest report indicates the vehicle was traveling a high rate of speed before braking, as a Corporal from the Indiana State Troopers was attempting to flag her down before she lost control of the vehicle.

In a press release, Sgt. Kim Riley of the Indiana State Troopers stated that the scene was vibrantly lit as Crawford approached.  Fire trucks and cruisers had their hood lights operating while they cleared the earlier truck fire.    

In the vehicle with Crawford were three young children, ages 5, 6, and 1o.  One child is a cousin to Crawford, the other two are her own children.

Court records indicate that an arrest warrant was active for Crawford at the time of the accident stemming from an earlier DUI charge.

She remains in the custody of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

According to police, no one was seriously injured in the accident.


Want to share your own story?
Contact Us
or call 888-603-2599.

This towing news story is brought to you by Tow Squad Towing News

  • Like texting-while-driving, on-board computer systems can represent a dangerous distraction from the road.

  • The widespread use of camera phones can inflate a single incident, and unfairly paint the reputation of an entire business.

  • An annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in St. Louis ensnared local police this week, resulting ultimately in two deaths, dozens of arrests and nearly ninety bikes towed.

  • Tow owner in Penn. is suing local police chief, claiming his company has been denied tow work despite contract

  • Towing companies could be facing new local guidelines from OH Supreme Court decision…

View All Suggest event/story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Cash Calls


Learn how our call center can earn you extra business and improve your ROI. Get calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Industry Advisor

Industry Advisor

Looking to expand your business but don't know where to start? TOW SQUAD can help.

24/7 Immediate Response Towing & Roadside Assistance Call 855-869-7823!