Indiana Toddler Critical After Tornado Kills Her Whole Family

A toddler girl who was discovered in an Indiana field following Friday’s devastating tornadoes is in critical condition at a Kentucky hospital, but she may be the only member of her family who survived.

Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs told ABC News that the girl was found in New Pekin, Ind. on Friday near the bodies of her 21-year-old mother, and her younger siblings. Reuters reports they were a 3-year-old brother and a 2-month-old sister. The body of a 20-year-old male was also recovered from the field but Combs didn’t confirm whether he was the girl’s father.

The 2-year-old child, whose injuries have been undisclosed, is being attended by one unidentified family member at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., said the hospital’s chief of nursing, Cis Gruebbel, to ABC news.


After the child was discovered, she was first taken to a rural hospital in Salem, Ind. before being airlifted to the Kentucky hospital once she had stabilized. Melissa Richardson, a spokeswoman for St. Vincent Salem Hospital, told the Associated Press that authorities are trying to determine how the child wound up in the field, since her family lived about 10 miles south of where she was discovered.

The deadly storms, which stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, have killed at least 30 people in four states — Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Alabama — and destroyed two small towns in Indiana in the second deadly tornado to have occurred this week.

Source: Yahoo News

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