SYRACUSE — Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department identified the 17-year-old teen killed on South County Line Road, east of CR 137, Thursday afternoon as Anthony Reyes, 17, Ligonier. Reyes suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
His passenger, identified as Erik Medina, 17, Ligonier, suffered a laceration to the left hand and was transported to Goshen Hospital by Turkey Creek Township Paramedics.
The accident occurred at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on the Elkhart County side of County Line Road, north of Syracuse.
Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputies report Reyes was traveling east on County Line Road, in a 2007 GMC Sierra when the vehicle went left of center and off the road, striking a tree.
Responding to the scene were the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Benton Township Fire Department, Turkey Creek Fire Department, Syracuse Police Department and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.