Elkhart teenage boy identified following fatal wreck near Wakarusa


A 17 year-old boy killed in a crash near Wakarusa at the intersection of C.R. 36/New Rd./Nappanee St. and S.R. 19 has now been identified.

Breckin Hamby of Elkhart died in the crash that happened just before 7:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Hamby was a passenger in a car traveling eastbound through the intersection when it was hit by pick-up truck driven by a 62-year-old Elkhart woman. The pick-up then hit a second vehicle which also struck the car.

Two others in the car, including at least one other 17-year-old, were unconscious when they were taken to the hospital. The 17-year-old girl driving the car was also hospitalized.

The Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the circumstances that led to the crash.

95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57 detailed reaction from the Jimtown High School community regarding the crash on Monday.


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