Goshen man dies in snowy crash east of Wakarusa

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Tuesday’s winter weather has caused at least one fatality on area roads.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says one person died in a two-vehicle crash east of Wakarusa on S.R. 119 northeast of C.R. 9 just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers say a vehicle hit a patch of drifting snow, slid sideways, and collided with another vehicle. The road was closed for about an hour afterwards.

20-year-old Joseph Whitehead of Goshen was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a 44-year-old Bremen man, was taken to IU Goshen Health for treatment of head and leg injuries.

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