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One person killed in three car crash on US12

Photo courtesy Cass County Sheriff's Department

Photo courtesy Cass County Sheriff's Department


CASS COUNTY, Ind. -- One person died and two others were injured when three vehicles crashed on US 12 on Tuesday, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded to the crash on US 12 near Frantz Drive just before 6 p.m.

Deputies say Ryon Koth was traveling eastbound on US12 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic.

Two vehicles in the westbound lanes struck Koth's vehicle.

The first vehicle to hit Koth's vehicle was driven by 35 year old Samantha Meyer. The second vehicle to hit Koth's vehicle was driven by 26-year-old Victoria Mallard.

Koth and Mallard were both taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment.

A passenger in Koth's vehicle, 52-year-old Joseph Johnson, died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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