Early morning collision in Etna Township kills two, including 9-year-old

Photo courtesy of the Kosciusko County Sheriff\'s Office.


KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. – A crash in Etna Township involving two cars kills two, including a 9-year-old boy on Sunday morning, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies identified Marlon Fuentes Sr., a 31-year-old of Goshen, deceased at the scene. A 9-year-old passenger in Fuente’s vehicle also was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies.

The crash took place at 2:08 am at the intersection of US 30 and CR 875.

According to a preliminary investigation, Fuentes’ 2011 Mazda was traveling south on CR 875 W, approaching the intersection of US 30, deputies said. A semi-truck was traveling westbound on US 30, approaching CR 875 W.

Deputies said that the Mazda allegedly failed to yield to the semi-truck to the vehicle at the intersection of US 30 and CR 875 W. The semi-truck allegedly hit the driver’s side door of the Mazda, killing the driver and passenger, according to deputies.

The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured at the scene, according to the report.

*Note: A previous version of this story reported the ages of the victims as 32 and 10. The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office has updated the ages of the victims as being 31 and 9. 

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