20-year-old man arrested following fatal hit-and-run crash in Kosciusko County

Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 3:56 AM EDT
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KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A 20-year-old Huntington County man was arrested after police say he left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash Saturday morning in Kosciusko County.

Deputies with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office were called around 5 a.m. to U.S. 30 near County Road 450 East on reports of a crash. When they arrived, they found an SUV that had rolled over and hit a NIPSCO utility pole.

Police say a passenger in the SUV, identified as 24-year-old Conner Small of Huntington, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Three other passengers were taken to area hospitals.

(Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office)

The driver of the SUV, a Huntington man, told police that his vehicle was sideswiped by another vehicle, which caused it to roll over and leave the roadway. The driver told police that the other vehicle left the scene.

A description of the other vehicle — a silver car with a head light out — was dispatched to surrounding law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Office later located the suspect vehicle and determined that Cayden Collins, 20, of Andrews was driving it at the time of the crash.

Collins was arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a preliminary charge of leaving the scene of a fatality accident. It wasn’t immediately known when he will be formally charged.

Cayden Collins
Cayden Collins(Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office)

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