WHITLEY COUNTY — A driver and passenger died in a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Johnson Road and CR 150N in Whitley County.
Heather J. Jackson, 33, Fort Wayne, and a passenger in her vehicle, Kenneth Baker, 28, Fort Wayne, both died of blunt force trauma in the accident. The accident occurred at 12:34 a.m.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson was traveling westbound in a 2006 Chevrolet on CR 150N at a high rate of speed. The vehicle ran the stop sign at CR 150N and Johnson Road. Jackson lost control of the vehicle after going through the intersection, going off the road where it struck a tree on the driver’s side. Both Jackson and Baker were pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is being investigated by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.