A 17-year-old Shipshewana boy died in a single-vehicle crash at 4:50 p.m. Sunday. According to LaGrange County police, the crash occurred at C.R. 900 West.
Aaron Miller, 0760 N. 850 West, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero and crossed the centerline then lost control of the vehicle after crossing back again. The Alero rolled two times, landing on its top. Miller died at the scene.
Car leaves road
In another crash, a driver was injured on Ind. 5 near Ligonier at 1:08 a.m. Sunday. Robert P. Daggs, 24, 704 S. Cavin St., Ligonier, told LaGrange County police he fell asleep, leaving the road and struck a retaining wall that caused his 1996 Chevrolet to roll over several times. He was transported to Parkview Hospital for complaint of shoulder and head. Daggs was ticketed for false or fictitious registration and driving left of center.
Elkhart residents hurt
Three people were injured in a hit and run crash Sunday at M-60 and White Temple Road near Vandalia, Mich. The collision occurred at 2:55 p.m. According to Cass County police a Jeep driven by Delbert Raeder, 49, Elkhart, was going east on M-60, when a newer pickup truck came up behind the Jeep at a high rate of speed and rear-ended the vehicle. The Jeep was pushed off the road into the front deck of a house and into a tree. The front seat passenger, Carla Moore, 49, Elkhart, had to be extricated from the vehicle. Raeder and Moore were transported to Three Rivers Hospital and both were listed in stable condition. The back seat passenger, David Raeder, 54, Elkhart, was airlifted to Memorial Hospital of South Bend and listed in serious condition.
The newer dark colored pickup truck sustained front end damage and leaking fluids. The vehicle fled the scene and has not been located yet. In a press release, police said safety belts were not used by the passengers.