Cromwell man killed in moped-vehicle crash near Claypool

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

A Cromwell man was killed in a crash near Claypool on Friday, Sept. 4.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel responded to the crash at the intersection of County Farm Road & County Road 800 South. On arrival, officers located the driver of a moped in a field near the intersection, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim, Anthony Wayne Gabbard, 25, Cromwell, died at the scene, due to blunt force trauma, according to the Kosciusko County Coroner.

Gabbard had been traveling eastbound on County Road 800 South, when he failed to stop at the intersection. Gabbard pulled directly into the path of a van, driven by a 40-year-old Warsaw man. Gabbard was thrown from his moped and his vehicle became lodged underneath the front of the van, according to the news release.

The gasoline tank on the cycle ignited after the collision, but was extinguished by firefighters.

The driver of the van was not injured.

The crash is still currently under investigation.