Driver killed in rear-end semi collision on U.S. 20 in Elkhart County

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

A semi driver was killed in a crash along the U.S. 20 bypass on Monday, Aug. 10.

It happened just before 11 p.m. west of the exit for U.S. 33.

The driver of the semi — 43-year-old Scott Bruck of Monroe, Mich. — was headed westbound and smashed into the back of another westbound semi, according to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the rig that hit the other semi then jack-knifed. The semi then caught fire.

The driver died at the scene.

The driver of the semi that was rear-ended was not injured.

The incident is still under investigation by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department Crash Investigation Team.