Wabash/Tipton Counties – Thursday two crashes resulted in the deaths of two people.
At approximately 5:55 p.m. officers from the Indiana State Police, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, and the LaFontaine Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 15 near Wabash County Road 950 South, in which Daniel Kellogg, 68, Marion, IN died. The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Jeremy Perez and Trooper Abby Russell revealed that Kellogg was driving a 2006 Chevrolet southbound on State Road 15. The Chevrolet rear-ended, multiple times, a 2004 Pontiac driven by Staci Brechbiel, 53, Marion, IN. This caused the Pontiac to travel off the east side of State Road 15 near County Road 900 South, coming to rest after traveling up an earth embankment. The Chevrolet continued southbound before traveling off the east side of State Road 15 and rolling multiple times near County Road 950 South.
Brechbiel was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Kellogg was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. It is suspected he had a medical issue prior to the crash. An autopsy will be performed.
At approximately 10:41 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 28 near North New Harmony Street, Elwood, in which Seth Young, 32, Kokomo, IN died. The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Todd Trottier and Trooper Abby Russell revealed that Young was driving a 2010 Honda Accord westbound on State Road 28. Ronald Moore, 56, LaPorte, IN was driving a 2004 Kenworth semi-tractor, pulling a loaded trailer, eastbound on State Road 28. For an undetermined reason, the Honda crossed the centerline and crashed nearly head-on into the Kenworth near North Harmony Street.
Young was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Moore was not injured.
Both crashes are still under investigation.