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Head-on crash in LaOtto kills driver

A 73-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon on Indiana 205 just west of Indiana 3 in LaOtto, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said.

Thomas E. Schultis, of Churubusco, was driving east on Indiana 205 when his car crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming pickup truck at 4:45 p.m., the sheriff’s department said. Schultis died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, Elizabeth L. Freeman, 53, of LaOtto, broke her knee and suffered bruises and scrapes in the crash, police said.

Freeman was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne and was in fair condition, hospital staff said.