Warsaw man dies in car crash

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

A Warsaw man is dead after an accident Saturday morning in Elkhart County, just south of New Paris.

It happened around 9 a.m. on S.R. 15, south of C.R. 50.

Police say a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer was headed south when it drove off the road, hitting a tree and sliding into a ditch.

A passenger in the truck, Steven Eigsti, 21, of Warsaw, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by emergency crews. He was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries.

The driver of the pickup, Brandon Eigsti, 25, of Warsaw, suffered a nose bleed. Police say he was wearing a seat belt, but Steven was not.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is investigating the crash.


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