Wednesday Fatal Accident In Southern Steuben County
By: Sheila McCrea - Wednesday, March 29, 2023

327 & W 250 S - Salem Township, Steuben County, IN

STEUBEN COUNTY, IN — Tragic news from the southern portion of Steuben County as one person is dead and three more people are in critical condition following a crash involving a semi-truck on Wednesday.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened near the intersection of state Route 327 and County Road West 250 South just northeast of Big Turkey Lake in Salem Township.

Early reports indicate a car failed to yield to a stop sign at the intersection and crashed into an oncoming semi-truck.

One person, a female, was declared dead at the scene. Three others who were passengers in the SUV were transported from the scene to Fort Wayne hospitals by helicopters from Lutheran and Parkview hospitals.

The driver of the semi-truck reportedly did not suffer any injuries in the crash.

As a result of the crash, police said the intersection will be closed in all four directions for hours as authorities investigate the scene.

Names of the victims have not been released.

Assisting at the scene were numerous emergency personnel from several fire departments as well as police from Steuben County, Angola, Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement.


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