Mother flees accident with baby

March 15, 2011

A 20-year-old mother was jailed Tuesday morning after running from the scene of a late-night crash in which she and her 18-month-old baby suffered injuries. Witnesses say Evelyn Haffield crashed her white Dodge Neon into a barricade wall on Interstate 65 southbound near the Meridian Street exit shortly before midnight. After the crash, Haffield was seen running across four lanes of I-65 with her baby. Police investigating the scene found a diaper bag and bottles of beer inside the car. Haffield called 911 about 2 a.m. Tuesday seeking an ambulance. She was treated at the hospital before being taken to jail.