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Friday, June 14, 2019 1:00 am

Driver sought for info on fatal

Warsaw police place car in area where boy died

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Warsaw police are seeking a driver who might have useful information about the collision that killed an 8-year-old boy this week.

The driver turned left from North Pointe Drive onto northbound Husky Trail about 1:45 p.m. Monday in what appears to be a silver or white Ford Focus with an “In God We Trust” license plate, the Warsaw Police Department said Thursday.

“The driver is simply a potential witness to the environment seconds before the collision occurred and could be helpful to investigators,” police said.

Police believe Gidieon Cook was crossing Husky Trail in the crosswalk at North Pointe Drive near Harrison Elementary School when he was hit by a car driven by Raven L. Loubert, 24, of Tippecanoe.

Gidieon recently finished second grade at Harrison and was attending summer school, police said.

Loubert has cooperated with police, providing both a blood draw and consensual search of her cellphone, police have said.

Investigators also interviewed witnesses who remained at the scene of the collision.

Visitation for Gidieon is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. at New Life Christian Church and World Outreach, 744 S. 325 E., Warsaw.

asloboda@jg.net