Driver killed in accident on SR15

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department responded to a serious accident Wednesday on SR15, one mile north of US6.

The 19-year-old driver of a Honda Accord was driving southbound on SR15 when he lost control, crossed the center line and hit a truck head on.

Both drivers and three passengers in the Honda were taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Honda has a possible broken leg. The driver of the pickup truck had a facial injury.

Christopher Swihart was pronounced dead at the hospital.

SR15 was shut down for several hours during the investigation and cleanup.

The road reopened around 3 p.m.

Deputies report there have been over 35 accidents and slide-offs reported on Wednesday.

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