The name of the 27-year-old individual killed in a two-vehicle accident has not yet been released by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, pending family notification.
According to the accident report, the accident occurred at 3:29 a.m. south of US 6, north of Milford, on SR 15.
The unidentified driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound when it drove left of center hitting the tandem axle of a southbound semi. The semi was driven by Paul Shirk, 51, Goshen.
Police report the Cavalier sustained heavy front end driver’s side damage. The semi sustained driver’s side trailer damage, in the rear tandem axle area.
The crash remains under investigation by the Elkhart County Crash Investigation Team and Elkhart County Coroner’s Office.
According to the Elkhart County Police Department, as of 7:00 a.m., SR 15 is now open to traffic.
The area of SR 15 between CR 1350N and US 6, north of Milford, remains closed while Elkhart County Sheriff’s Deputies investigate a fatal collision involving a semitruck and trailer and a motor vehicle. The accident occurred at 3:26 a.m.
Motorists traveling in this area should seek alternative routes as the roadway will be closed while investigators continue their investigation into the crash.
Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is also cautioning motorists during their morning commutes that roadways are becoming slick and hazardous in some areas