One injured, one dead after car crashes into semi on icy section of County Road 18

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

Icy roads factored into a serious injury crash in Elkhart County.

The collision happened around 9 p.m. in the 25000 block of County Road 18.

Sheriff’s deputies say a 20-year-old Elkhart man was traveling westbound, then lost control on the ice and slid into the oncoming lane of traffic.

His vehicle was hit by a semi driven by a 62-year-old Elkhart man. The driver of the car suffered head and chest injuries.

His passenger, 17 year-old Breannia Papet of Elkhart, suffered head and pelvic injuries. Both were taken to Elkhart General Hospital, where Papet later died of her injuries.

The semi driver was not hurt.


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