WHITLEY COUNTY — Seth J. Thompson, 20, Columbia City, died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening, Jan. 3, The accident occurred at 10:13 p.m. at 5709 N. 450E.
Officials with Whitley County Sheriff’s Department report Thompson was northbound on CR 450E in a 2007 Chervolet, when it failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the east side of the roadway, continuing down an embankment and hit a tree.
A Whitley County Coroner’s official pronounced Thompson dead at the scene.
The accident is being investigated by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Smith Township Fire, Churubusco Police Department and Parkview Whitley EMS assisted at the scene.