One person killed in fiery crash near Leesburg early Monday morning

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

One person died after a fiery single-vehicle crash in Kosciusko County.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Armstrong Road near County Road 200 East, near Leesburg, around 4 a.m. on Monday, May 30, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

On arrival, crews found the the SUV engulfed in flames, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Firefighters from the Leesburg/Plain Township Fire Department put out the fire and discovered the driver, dead, inside the vehicle.

The SUV was travelling eastbound on Armstrong when it went off the left side of the road, hit and tree head-on and caught fire, Kosciusko County F.A.C.T.investigators reported.

The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office is in the process of identifying the body.