Amanda Ezra, a mother of three from Mishawaka, Ind., died yesterday after hitting her head on an unidentified object while vomiting out the front window of a moving minivan. She was 24.

Said Michelle Lyman, a neighbor:

"You've got a 24-year-old child you've raised to be a young adult and has their whole life ahead of them, and it's snuffed out because of a decision that was made and because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Ezra had been drinking, and police believe she was sitting on the driver's lap. The driver, a man in his 20s, allegedly fled with another passenger after the accident. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, causing serious bodily injury, and leaving the scene of an accident.