Elkhart Police have released information that two people have died following a crash Thursday morning on Cassopolis St. between a Jeep and a motorcycle.

The two people who died were both on the motorcycle. The motorcycle driver who died was Justin Walker, 22, South Bend. Walker's passenger also died. She is identified as Courtney Short, 30, Elkhart. 

The driver of the Jeep was not injured. 

Police say the crash happened Thursday around 8am near the intersection of Cassopolis and Sunset Ave. as the Jeep pulled out of a parking lot colliding with the motorcycle.

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The Indiana DNR is reporting that a Knox woman died when the off-road vehicle she was riding on crashed on Sunday. The driver survived, but is injured. The DNR says alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. 


ISP: Head-On Crash Kills One In Kosciusko County

Aug 27, 2020
Sgt. Ted Bohner, ISP

Indiana State Police say a Warsaw man died Thursday in a crash in Kosciusko County.


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Indiana State Police responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on I-94 in LaPorte County today. ISP says the driver was involved in a crash.

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ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting next month to determine the probable cause of the 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural northern Indiana highway to reach their stopped school bus.

The agency announced Tuesday that the April 7 meeting will investigate the Oct. 30, 2018, crash involving a pickup truck on two-lane Indiana 25 in Rochester.

The crash killed 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl.

NW Indiana Crash Leaves Unusual Wreckage

Feb 27, 2020
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Indiana State Police responded to a crash last night that left a dramatic scene on I-65 in the Crown Point area.

Newman Suffered Head Injury, No Internal Injuries In Crash

Feb 23, 2020
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman says he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but didn't disclose details.

Roush team president Steve Newmark opened a news conference before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by reading a lengthy statement from Newman.

The 42-year-old driver from Indiana apologized for not being at the track.

He says he avoided internal organ damage and broken bones in the crash and is being treated for the head injury. There is no timetable for his return to racing.

UPDATE: NASCAR Driver & South Bend Native, Ryan Newman, Released From Hospital

Feb 18, 2020

NEW: Roush Fenway Racing has posted to their Facebook page that Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital.

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An investigation has determined that two 911 dispatchers made mistakes during emergency calls about a driver who had veered into a frozen northern Indiana pond with her three young children.

The South Bend Tribune reports that one of the errors delayed the response of a dive team to the crash location.

The St. Joseph County dispatch center's director says in a report released Wednesday that the two dispatchers have resigned since the New Year's Eve crash in Mishawaka, but they likely would have been disciplined if they hadn't.

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CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana police are investigating a crash involving a Tesla car that rear-ended a fire truck parked along Interstate 70, killing an Arizona woman and seriously injuring her husband.

Indiana State Police say 25-year-old Derrick N. Monet of Prescott Valley, Arizona, was behind the wheel of a 2019 Tesla in western Indiana's Putnam County on Sunday when he failed to the see the fire truck parked along the highway and plowed into its rear.

Sgt. Ted Bohner, Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police responded to a Toll Road crash in Elkhart County on New Year's Eve morning that left a semi dangling after the cab of the truck fell onto railroad tracks below.

Indiana State Trooper OK After Deer Lands In Car

Oct 27, 2019

BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state trooper had an unwanted passenger: A deer crashed through the windshield of a patrol car.

A state police spokesman says Trooper A.J. Repass was "doing well" after the collision early Saturday. But Sgt. Brian Walker on Twitter says Repass' car is "definitely going to need a cleaning."

The crash occurred near Bluffton in Wells County, 25 miles south of Fort Wayne. Walker says drivers need to keep an eye on deer at this time of year.

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ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The trial is underway for  an Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus.

Alyssa Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the Oct. 30, 2018, crash. She has pleaded not guilty .

Prosecutors and attorneys began selecting jurors Tuesday in the 24-year-old woman's trial in Fulton County.

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A New Carlisle homeowner awoke to find wreckage on their property Sunday morning. Police found the body of the driver 60 feet away.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported.

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 38-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala will serve the additional time after he completes a 16-year state sentence handed down last September for the February 2018 crash that killed Jackson and 54-year-old Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe of Avon.

Crash Spills Cocoa And Batteries On I-94 In Indiana

Jun 14, 2019
Indiana State Police

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — A crash involving two semi-trucks closed a stretch of freeway in northwestern Indiana and scattered cargo including cocoa powder and batteries.

No one was injured in the early Friday crash along eastbound Interstate 94 in Burns Harbor.

UPDATE: Elkhart P.D. Cleared In Pursuit That Ended In Suspect Driver's Death

Jun 9, 2019
Elkhart Police Dept. via Facebook


ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared northern Indiana police in the June car crash death of a man who was fleeing from officers.

Elkhart County's prosecutor said Monday investigators determined that officers did not engage in reckless behavior by chasing 31-year-old Michael Mattox and that the Elkhart man had caused his own death while fleeing police at speeds of up to 90 mph.

Prosecutor Vicki Elaine Becker says she determined Mattox's death resulted directly from his impaired and reckless driving and refusal to stop for police.

Elkhart officers were dispatched on June 9 to help a screaming woman. A man later identified as Mattox was seen leaving the area in sport-utility vehicle, prompting the police pursuit that ended with Mattox's fatal crash.


Elkhart Police just released this information about an early morning police pursuit:

NTSB To Investigate Rochester Crash

Oct 31, 2018
Indiana State Police


A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is en route to Rochester to investigate a crash that killed three siblings and injured another boy as they were boarding their school bus.

The children were crossing from a mobile home park to board their Tippecanoe Valley school bus on Tuesday morning when a pickup truck hit them.

This Halloween will mark the 20th anniversary of the crash of a commuter plane en route to Chicago from Indianapolis. All 68 people on board were killed.

A family remembers their loved ones, one year after a semi-truck crash on I-65 in Jasper County that killed seven members of their family, but they are horrified that the County Prosecutor chose not to press charges against the truck driver.

Two westbound lanes are closed on the Indiana Toll Road following an accident involving two semi trucks and a handful of vehicles.