Cary Slack 61, identified as victim in deadly crash, police says

Jerrica Speed identified as driver in Benton fatal crash

Jerrica Speed identified as driver in Benton fatal crash

Cary Slack Death – Police from Elkhart identified victim as   Cary Slack, 61, of Elkhart was found to be the pedestrian who passed away after being involved in a collision. It took place at the 2700 block of Johnson Street and Merrill Street, which is located just south of County Road 6 in the city of Merrill.


Wednesday evening, just before 7 o’clock, police officers were called to the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian who had been injured.  This is when the collision took place. The preliminary findings of the investigation showed that an adult male pedestrian was struck by a southbound Toyota Camry. The driver of the Camry remained at the scene and was cooperative with the authorities who were investigating the accident.

Related topic: Congresswoman Jackie Walorski dies in car crash in Elkhart County

In a collision in Elkhart County, four people including U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski died. According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, the collision took place on State Road 19 just south of State Road 119 on Wednesday at approximately 12:30 p.m. Initially, according to police, a southbound car carrying Walorski and others was struck head-on by a northbound car that was traveling left of center. This claim has now been refuted by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, who stated that “the preliminary information may have been incorrect.”

According to the sheriff’s department, reconstruction workers will review the evidence in the morning as the accident’s cause is still being actively probed. The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office gave an update on Thursday, stating that eyewitness and video evidence show that Congresswoman Walorski’s car was the one that crossed the center line and caused the fatal collision. The crash claimed the lives of Congresswoman Walorski, Zachary Potts from the St. Joseph County Republican Party, and Emma Thomson, Walorski’s director of communications. Likewise did Nappanee resident Edith Schmucker, 56, the driver of the other vehicle.

The sheriff’s office reports that during the collision, airbags deployed and everyone was wearing seatbelts. They keep speaking with witnesses and gathering data from the site and the vehicles. As a result of the passing of Congresswoman Walorski, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered that the flags at the U.S. Capitol be flown at half-staff. Flags in the state of Indiana are to be flown at half-staff until Walorski is buried, as ordered by Governor Eric Holcomb.

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