One person was killed late Thursday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on the northwest side of Lake Tippecanoe.
According to the Kosciusko County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team, Charles Leon White, 85, of Syracuse died when his truck slammed head on into a tree. It happened in from of the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club at 7245 N. Kalorama Rd., Leesburg.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded to a 9-1-1 call Thursday at 4:42 p.m. of a single vehicular crash. They arrived to find White’s 2011 Ford pickup truck partially on fire after it impacted with a tree on the shoulder of the road.
North Webster/Tippecanoe Township EMS and Fire Department personnel were able to quickly extinguish the fire and pull White from the vehicle. White was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office from blunt force trauma.
According to the Kosciusko County F.A.C.T. team, White had been travelling northbound on Kalorama Road and for an unknown reason left the right side of the roadway striking a tree. The F.A.C.T. team stated that the crash is still under investigation at this time.