Crash Near Milford Leaves One Dead

The Kosciusko County Coroner has released the name of the passenger involved in Saturday’s fatal vehicular crash in northern Kosciusko County.  Wilson stated that the victim, identified as 27 year old Kami L. Ellis of Nappanee, died from blunt force trauma.  Emergency crews responded to the scene on 1350 North, near C.R. 300 West early Saturday morning to find a Nissan 350 Z engulfed in flames, in a field. The Milford Fire Department then located Ellis' body charred inside the passenger seat of the vehicle. Kosciusko County F.A.C.T/crash investigators preliminarily determined that the fatality vehicle had been eastbound on County Road 1350 North at high rate of speed.  The driver of the vehicle had lost control, causing it to slide off the roadway surface, striking a tree and sign post, before coming to rest in a field. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Prosecutor’s Office are still currently investigating the circumstances of the fatality.