Man Dies In Fatal Accident

An early Wednesday morning accident in Elkhart County left one man dead and another hurt.

It happened around 6:30 this morning on State Road 1-20 near East County Line Road.

Police say 27-year-old Walter Smith was killed when his car crossed the center line and hit an oncoming pick-up truck.

The driver of pick-up, 54-year-old Reginald Platz, was treated for a leg injury.

Investigators think slippery roads may be to blame.

The road was closed for more than three hours, while crews cleaned up the crash.


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