Police release names of 3 killed in accident on US31

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- St. Joseph County Police released the names of the three people killed in a multiple vehicle accident on US31 and Baughman Court Sunday.

According to St. Joseph County Police, The driver of a Dodge Grand Caravan was headed northbound on US31 at a high rate of speed when he crossed the center line and struck a Toyota Rav4 headed southbound on US31.

The Rav4 then spun and struck a Chevy Silverado.

All three people in the Toyota Rav4 were killed. The driver was identified as 59-year-old Robert Hillers of South Bend. His wife, 54-year-old Judith Hillers, was in the front passenger seat. The rear passenger was identified as 56-year-old Janice Cash.

The Hillers were husband and wife and Cash was a cousin who had recently moved in with them.

The driver of the Chevy Silverado was identified as 28-year-old Kelly Carlson of Sparta Michigan. He was treated and released at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge Grand Caravan was identified as 17-year-old Carlos Rios Sanchez of South Bend. He is still in the hospital being treated for his injuries.

St. Joseph County Police say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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