1 Dead As Police Search For Other Driver

July 9, 2024 at 10:43 a.m.
The driver of this Subaru fled the scene prior to first responders' arrival. Photo provided by Warsaw Police Department.
The driver of this Subaru fled the scene prior to first responders' arrival. Photo provided by Warsaw Police Department.

By David L. Slone

A woman is dead and police are looking for information on a driver who fled the scene after a two-vehicle collision this morning.
At approximately 3:19 a.m. today, Warsaw Police Department, along with other first responders, were dispatched to a serious accident at the intersection of Detroit Street and Winona Avenue (Ind. 15).
Upon arrival, first responders found a 2021 Jeep overturned in the roadway adjacent to Winona Avenue and a 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca with extensive damage to the driver’s side closer to Jefferson Street, according to a news release from the WPD. The adult female who was driving the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner. The driver of the Subaru fled the scene prior to the first responders’ arrival.
While there are no known witnesses to the accident, preliminary evidence suggests the Jeep had been driving southbound on Ind. 15 when the driver hit the northbound Subaru. Registration on the Jeep returns out of a province in Canada. The coroner’s office is in the process of making notification. Identity of the victim will be held until proper notification has been made, the release states.
Ind. 15 was shut down between Market Street and Winona Avenue from the time of the call until approximately 5:15 a.m.
Warsaw Police Department was assisted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office FACT, Winona Lake Police, Mentone Police, Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory, Lutheran EMS, the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office and the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.
The WPD Detective Division is currently working on leads on the suspect who fled the scene of a fatal accident. Anyone with information or surveillance video that could help in this investigation is asked to call 574- 385-2206.

    The driver of a 2021 Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner. Photo provided by Warsaw Police Department.
 
 





A woman is dead and police are looking for information on a driver who fled the scene after a two-vehicle collision this morning.
At approximately 3:19 a.m. today, Warsaw Police Department, along with other first responders, were dispatched to a serious accident at the intersection of Detroit Street and Winona Avenue (Ind. 15).
Upon arrival, first responders found a 2021 Jeep overturned in the roadway adjacent to Winona Avenue and a 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca with extensive damage to the driver’s side closer to Jefferson Street, according to a news release from the WPD. The adult female who was driving the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner. The driver of the Subaru fled the scene prior to the first responders’ arrival.
While there are no known witnesses to the accident, preliminary evidence suggests the Jeep had been driving southbound on Ind. 15 when the driver hit the northbound Subaru. Registration on the Jeep returns out of a province in Canada. The coroner’s office is in the process of making notification. Identity of the victim will be held until proper notification has been made, the release states.
Ind. 15 was shut down between Market Street and Winona Avenue from the time of the call until approximately 5:15 a.m.
Warsaw Police Department was assisted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office FACT, Winona Lake Police, Mentone Police, Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory, Lutheran EMS, the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office and the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.
The WPD Detective Division is currently working on leads on the suspect who fled the scene of a fatal accident. Anyone with information or surveillance video that could help in this investigation is asked to call 574- 385-2206.

    The driver of a 2021 Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner. Photo provided by Warsaw Police Department.
 
 





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