Elkhart man, 58, killed in crash on U.S. 12 near Kessington Road

(Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff's Office)

An Elkhart man was killed in a three-vehicle crash along U.S. 12 in Cass County.

The collision happened just before 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, on U.S. 12 near Kessington Road in Mason Township.

The sheriff’s investigation showed the driver of a BMW 325, Timothy Waudby, 58, of Elkhart, was traveling westbound, crossed the centerline, and crashed into oncoming traffic. Wauby’s vehicle first struck a silver Jeep Gladiator and then a Silver Nissan Frontier. Waudby died at the scene due to his injuries.    

The driver of the Gladiator, a 56-year-old Niles man, had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. The driver of the Frontier, a 45-year-old Niles man, had minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to South Bend Memorial Hospital.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor and seatbelts were worn at the time of the crash. 

Factors into the crash remain under investigation.  


  1. Wait a minute, I’m a bit slow. So you’re saying his internal clock still thought it was 4:30 and he could have dozed off? Much like everyone in this area, it’s hard to sleep and easy to want to sleep in. I apologize for being bad at math, but the time change doesn’t magically create an extra hour of fun time each day?
    My sarcasm aside, time change is a joke. It’s a “gift” we get from politicians that wake up at 10 and go to bed at midnight. They see more daylight so they feel they’ve given us peasants a treat.


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