KOSCIUSKO — Kosciusko County officials are currently investigating a motor vehicle traffic crash on US 30 at CR 350W in Kosciusko County. The male driver of a passenger vehicle sustained fatal injuries in the crash early this morning.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded this morning at approximately 6:40 a.m. this morning, Oct. 29, to a reported semi-truck and passenger vehicle crash. Deputies upon arrival found a passenger vehicle had under rode a semi-trailer at the location. According to witness statements, the Peterbilt Semi was traveling from northbound CR 350W onto Westbound US 30 and was slowing or stopping in the median. The Peterbilt’s trailer was then struck by an eastbound Dodge passenger vehicle.
The operator of 2011 Orange Dodge was identified as Kristopher R. Reed, 40, North Judson. Reed was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the 2015 Peterbilt was identified as Piotr Lubecki, 45, Wheatfield. Lubecki was uninjured in the crash.
Officers stated that the crash is still currently under investigation. The Kosciusko County Fatal Team was assisted at the scene by members of the Atwood Fire Department, Lutheran EMS, Warsaw Fire Department, the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.