Victim identified in deadly crash involving garbage truck in St. Joseph County

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 10:57 PM EDT
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Officials have identified the woman who was killed after getting rear-ended by a garbage truck just west of South Bend on Thursday night.

It happened at the intersection of S.R. 2 and Quince Road around 6 p.m.

The initial investigation found that Judith Ann Richmond, 80, of Rolling Prairie was driving west on S.R. 2 and stopped at the intersection with Quince Road. Officials say her vehicle was then hit from behind by a garbage truck.

Richmond died at the scene. Her family has been notified. The driver of the garbage truck was not injured.

Police say the driver of the garbage truck was cooperative, and impairment did not appear to be a factor. Toxicology results are pending.

The crash remains under investigation by the St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team.

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