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October 26, 2013

Two killed in wreck on overpass

Two Elkhart women were killed in a two-vehicle collision on the C.R. 5 overpass crossing the Indiana Toll Road at 8:15 a.m. Friday.

According to Elkhart County police, Dawn C. Leatherman, 47, Elkhart, was driving her vehicle northbound on C.R. 5, just north of Jami Street, when she drove onto the C.R. 5 overpass and began to slide on the ice-covered roadway.

Leatherman’s vehicle reportedly slid left of the roadway’s center line and into the southbound lane, striking a second vehicle heading southbound on C.R. 5. A passenger in Leatherman’s vehicle, Alice J. Barnes, 70, Elkhart, was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Leatherman was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment, where she later died of her injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, Ryan D. Eull, 32, Niles, Mich., was uninjured in the crash. The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene and is investigating the crash.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jack Kozloski of Evergreen Manufactured Homes, Shipshewana, told Goshen police he noticed someone had stolen a wooden deck from the company’s rental property at 400 Winchester Trails, Goshen, at 1 a.m. Oct. 1.

• Randy Richards, 1013 S. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police his home was burglarized at 6 a.m. Thursday.

• Mark Potuck, 810 S. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police his garage was burglarized at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Casey A. Keene, 12698 Ind. 120, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police he found about 25 feet of large gauge wire concealed on his property at noon Oct. 16.

• Jason Bontrager, 72833 C.R. 29, Syracuse, told Elkhart County police his residence has been burglarized twice between Oct. 14 and Monday. He reported electronics, change and a safe taken.

• Eric McCullough, 58711 Dunstin Ct., Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole his Apple iPad between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday.

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