WABASH COUNTY — At 8:24 a.m. Friday, May 20, Indiana State Police and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Wabash CR 100E at Wabash CR 1400N, which killed a rural North Manchester resident.
The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Michael Biggs revealed that Donald Fecher, 60, Milford, was driving 2007 Honda Azero eastbound on CR 1400N, approaching CR 100E. Fecher allegedly failed to completely stop for a stop sign at the intersection of CR 100E. The Honda pulled onto CR 100E and hit, in the driver’s side, a northbound 2002 Ford Explorer. The Ford was driven by David Christian, 62, rural North Manchester. After the crash impact, both vehicles came to rest in a field north east of the intersection.
Christian was pronounced dead at the crash scene. He was not wearing a seat belt which Troopers Biggs believes could have prevented his fatal injuries. Fecher was transported by ambulance to a Kosciusko County hospital with minor injuries. Fecher was wearing a seat belt which Trooper Biggs believes prevented Fecher from having severe injuries.
This crash is still under investigation. At this time neither the use of alcohol nor narcotics is suspected as having contributed to this crash.