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One dead after vehicle strikes tree

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – A 22-year-old passenger is dead after the vehicle they were traveling in lost control and struck at tree early Monday morning.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says 21-year-old Kyle Slessman was driving west on County Road 20 when he lost control of his Chevy Avalanche, ran off the road, and hit a tree.

Slessman suffered no injuries.

The passenger, who has not yet been identified, was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital where they later died.

According to deputies, the crash is still under investigation and no citations have been issued.

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