‘Armed and dangerous’ grandmother runs over and kills 18-month-old child, Indiana cops say

The search is underway for a woman charged with running down and killing her 18-month-old granddaughter in Indiana, according to reports.

The hit-and-run happened Friday, June 16, outside a Motel 6 in Jeffersonville, according to WAVE. Jeffersonville is in southern Indiana across the Ohio River from Louisville.

Lisa Tesch, 51, was driving a white Chevy Trailblazer when she ran over the toddler, who died at a Louisville hospital, WRTV reported.

The girl is believed to have run to the SUV “out of excitement to see her grandmother,” according to a probable cause statement obtained by WTHR. Surveillance video showed Tesch continuing to drive “at a high speed” after hitting the toddler, the station reported.

Police have been searching for Tesch since Wednesday, June 21 and said she was “armed and dangerous”, according to the News and Tribune. It is unclear whether Tesch has been formally charged in connection with the child’s death.

The 18-month-old has been identified as Eleanor Campbell, WTHR reported. Family members called her their “precious little angel.”

“Our family is devastated by this sudden tragic loss of this little girl,” her family said in a GoFundMe. “This heartbreaking time changed us forever.”

Cheyenne Allen, Eleanor’s mother, pleads for an arrest in the case.

“My daughter didn’t deserve this. Nobody deserves this,” Allen told WLKY.

Anyone with information about Tesch’s whereabouts is asked to contact Jeffersonville Police at 812-285-6535.

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