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.