Warsaw Man Struck By Car Has Died

Yesterday we brought you a story about the Warsaw man who was hit by an SUV while walking. Today we now know that 22 year old Michael Keener has died of blunt force trauma. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies and emergency personnel responded to the 9-1-1 call early Wednesday morning near the location of County Road 150 West. Officers initially located Keener lying in the roadway with severe injuries.  Keener was immediately transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne in critical condition, but later died.  Kosciusko County F.A.C.T./crash investigation team members stated that initial investigations concluded that Keener had reportedly been walking southbound on County Road 150 West when 46 year old Darrell E. Young of Warsaw approached southbound driving his 2002 Jeep Liberty.  Young stated that he did not see Keener until the very last minute due to the predominantly dark clothing that he was wearing.  Young also stated that Keener appeared to be crossing the roadway, at which point; he attempted to swerve but still struck him. Young was not injured in the crash. Officers stated that the crash is still under investigation pending legal blood test results as mandated by state law.