In less than two months, tragedy has struck the same family from Borden. 

On January 23, the body of William Roberts, 2, was found in a nearby creek hours after he disappeared from his home near State Route 60 in Borden.

This morning the same family lost their 6-year-old son in an accident that closed State Road 60 near Borden for four hours. 

Clark County Police were called to Roy J. Lane near Deam Lake at 8:03a. 

According to Clark County Sheriff’s Department Captain Scottie Maples, the child was secured with only a lap belt and not in a car seat. 

Witnesses told Maples that they observed a white Chevy Impala swerve off the road, over-correct and drive back on SR60 into the path of two east-bound vehicles. 

The impact was so hard it cut the Impala into two pieces. 

The boy was in the back seat of the vehicle driven by his father, Peter Roberts, 25, of Borden. 

The young child was pronounced dead at Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville.


Roberts was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Maples did not have the names of the other two drivers, but said they were taken to Baptist Floyd Hospital where they were also treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Police are waiting to public the victim’s name until the coroner releases that information. 

Maples said Indiana State Police worked to recreate the accident this afternoon and as part of the normal investigative procedure, toxicology reports will be ordered as well as interviews with witnesses and drivers of the other vehicles.