Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 27, 2013

Police: Vehicle in fatal crash was traveling at more than 100 mph

A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS

SYRACUSE — Elkhart County police continue to investigate a Nov. 20 crash that claimed the life of a Ligonier man. Investigators are seeking information about another vehicle that might have been in the area at the time of the collision.

The mishap occurred around 5:41 p.m. on U.S. 33 north of C.R. 50. A vehicle driven by Mario A. Reyes, 25, Ligonier, went off the road and overturned in a field.

According to police, preliminary findings indicate the Reyes vehicle was traveling at more than 100 mph prior to the crash.

Reyes died as a result of his injuries. A passenger in the automobile, Vincente Martinez, 23, Ligonier, was seriously injured.

Investigators are seeking additional information about a light-colored sport utility vehicle that may have been in the area at the time of the crash. Anyone with information about this vehicle or about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 574-533-4151.