GARY, Ind. (CBS) — A Chicago father was facing drunken driving charges Sunday in a rollover crash on I-80/94 in Gary that seriously injured his 1-year-old son.
The crash happened around 1:28 a.m. Sunday, Indiana State Police said Larry Lathan 38, of Chicago, was driving a 2002 GMC cargo van east on I-80/94 about half a mile east of Burr Street.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
He went off the road and rolled over at least once before coming to rest upright facing northeast in the south ditch, state police said.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
Lathan’s son Jason Lathan, 1, was not properly restrained in the child restraint and was ejected from the van, state police said.
Both the father and the child were taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary. Jason was later transferred to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital with unknown injuries.MORE NEWS: Assessing The Damage: Tornado That Ripped Through DuPage County Classified As EF-3
Lathan was charged with operating while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injuries, and neglect of a dependent.