Man, 61, killed after being struck by vehicle on Johnson Street/Merrill Street in Elkhart

("Police Line / Police Tape" by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0)

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Elkhart.

911 dispatchers received a call just after 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, regarding a vehicle vs pedestrian collision in the area of  of the 2700 block of Johnson Street/Merrill Street, which is just south of County Road 6.

The initial investigation indicates that a Toyota Camry traveling southbound on Johnson St struck a man, identified as Cary Slack, 61, who was subsequently pronounced dead.

The 79-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Camry remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The Elkhart Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team was activated, per protocol, and is currently investigating.

At this time, the investigation remains ongoing.


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