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Monday, November 16, 2015 5:48 am

1 dead after head-on crash

The Journal Gazette

One person is dead after a head-on crash in Whitley County Sunday night.


Around 7:51 p.m., Sunday, the Whitley County Sheriff was called to 5210 East U.S. 33 for a crash involving a car and a pickup truck, a police report said.


Nicholas S. Luangasa, 25, of Bristol, was driving his car north on U.S. 33, when he crossed the center lane between County Road 700 North and County Road 550 East  and hit a truck driven by Ethan R. Richardson, 23, head-on.


 A passenger in Richardson's truck, Katelynn C. Keller, 21, of Churubusco, was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Richardson suffered a wrist fracture.


 Luangasa and his passengers, Jennifer C. Solla, 21 of Elkhart, and a 1-year-old baby, were taken to Parkview. Both Luangasa and Solla had pelivic fractures and the baby had chest bruising, the report said.


Police do not know why Luangasa crossed the center line.


The crash is under investigation.

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