One Killed in Elkhart, IN, 18-wheeler Accident on Middlebury
Elkhart, IN -- February 23, 2017, one person was killed following an accident in which their vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided on Middlebury Street,
Local police and emergency responders were called out to the two-vehicle accident scene at around 9:30 a.m. The crash happened at the intersection of Middlebury Street and County Road 15.
According to preliminary investigations, a person was driving an SUV along Middlebury. Going through the intersection, the SUV somehow crossed paths with a flatbed 18-wheeler also traveling through the intersection. This resulted in a collision where the semi-trailer struck the SUV's driver side.
As a result of the collision, the driver of the SUV suffered critical injuries. EMS rushed the driver to a nearby hospital, but the injuries proved to be fatal. The truck driver was not injured.
At this time, police have not released identities or what factors were involved in the accident. Their investigations are ongoing.
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