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NEW: Funeral Arrangements Announced For South Bend Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Photo provided by the South Bend Fire Dept.


The South Bend Fire Department has shared information this weekend on funeral arrangements for Jeremy Bush who was killed in a motorcycle crash in Mishawaka last week. 

(You can find the information below.)

Due to the current situation with COVID19, the funeral will be viewable online for those who cannot attend the service. Seating for the funeral will be limited. Mask and distancing guidelines will be followed. Saint Pius X Church will stream the funeral on their webpage and Facebook page.

Location: Saint Pius X Catholic Church

52553 Fir Rd, Granger, IN 46530

Wednesday, August 12th

Viewing: 10 am to 2 pm

Funeral: 2 pm

Honors will commence immediately following the service outside.

There will not be a procession.


St. Joseph County's Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of a South Bend firefighter. 

The firefighter who died is identified as Jeremy Bush, 41, of Mishawaka. His 15 year old son was a passenger on the motorcycle and was taken to the hospital; the full extent of his injuries is not known. The crash happened Aug. 4th at 10th and Union Streets in Mishawaka.

(You can read more from the FACT release below.) 

St. Joseph County - Today shortly before 2:00 p.m., police were called to the intersection of 10th Street and Union Street in Mishawaka, Indiana, in reference to a motor vehicle crash. At the intersection there was a motorcycle-vehicle crash with a Kawasaki Motorcycle and a black Dodge Charger.

According to initial information, the Charger was driving westbound on 10th Street and had just come to a stop at a stop sign at Union Street. Union Street has two lanes that travel northbound and two lanes that travel southbound, with no turn lane in the middle.

At this time, the Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling southbound in the right (outside) lane on Union Street near the intersection. There was a crash involving the motorcycle and the black Charger.

The driver of the motorcycle, Jeremy Bush, 41, of Mishawaka, was determined to be deceased at the scene. His 15 year old son was a passenger on the motorcycle and was taken to the hospital; the full extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

The driver of the Charger, a 30 year old male from Mishawaka, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The autopsy for Mr. Bush is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in Fort Wayne, IN.
There have been several media inquiries regarding Jeremy Bush’s employment. His family has asked us to confirm that he was employed as a firefighter, SBFD Firefighter First Class (assigned to E3 at Station 3, sworn on the job in October of 2000, per SBFD Administration).

The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) was dispatched, per protocol, to handle the investigation. The speeds of the involved vehicles have yet to be determined. The investigation remains on-going, and toxicology results are pending.