Father and son killed in crash on US 30 in Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO CO. — A father and his 10-year-old son died in a crash involving a car and a semi-tractor trailer early Sunday in Kosciusko County, police said.

The accident happened at 2:08 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 30 and County Road 875 West in Etna Township, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.

According to police, 32-year-old Marlin Fuentes Sr., was traveling south on County Road 875 West and approaching U.S. 30 when he failed to yield to a semi driven by a 44-year-old Michigan man, who was traveling west on County Road 875 West.

The semi driver struck the driver’s side door of the Mazda, killing both Marlin Fuentes Sr. and 10-year-old Marlin Fuentes Jr.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Etna Green Fire Department, Atwood Fire Department, Lutheran EMS, and Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office responded to the crash.