UPDATE: One dead in Nappanee crash as tanker catches fire

UPDATE: The Indiana State Police, which is assisting the Nappanee Police Department and Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, announced that a crash that started a massive vehicle fire this afternoon was fatal.

On May 30, the Elkhart County Coroner released the name of the victim. He was 50-year-old Jeffery Kendal of Plymouth. The official cause of death was thermal injuries.

Authorities say the call came in at approximately 12:55 p.m. on Friday and officers with the Nappanee Police Department and an Indiana State Trooper responded to the single-vehicle rollover crash on Tomahawk Trail near ATC Trailers.

"Preliminary investigation indicates that a straight truck tanker was travelling southbound on Tomahawk Trail when it is believed the truck ran off the road to the right and lost control," ISP said. "As the truck came back onto the roadway, the truck rolled onto the right side and continued to slide southbound. As the truck slid, it caught on fire and spun around coming to rest facing north in the northbound lane."

The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office, which will make positive identification of the driver following an autopsy.

ORIGINAL: NAPPANEE, Ind. - Elkhart County dispatch confirmed emergency crews are working on a fire in Nappanee at Tomahawk Trail.

The call came in at 12:50 p.m.

Dispatch says it's a vehicle fire and no other info is available right now.

Emergency crews are still on scene.

We'll update this story as more updates become available.

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