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Cass County – This morning, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 24 at County Road 600 East, in which a Galveston, IN, man died.

Preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Ezariah Bricknell revealed that Joshua Kilgore, 24, Galveston, IN was driving a 2002 Dodge Neon northbound on County Road 600 East, approaching U.S. 24. Kilgore crossed the eastbound lanes of U.S. 24 but failed to yield at the median crossover. The Dodge pulled into the path of a westbound 2003 Peterbilt semi-tractor, pulling a livestock trailer. The Peterbilt was driven by Michaels Phillips, 49, Roann, IN. The semi-tractor struck the Dodge in the passenger side.

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Bunker Hill – Yesterday morning, a joint criminal investigation by the Indiana State Police and the Miami Correctional Facility resulted in the arrest of Corey D. Harland, 27, Gary, IN. Harland was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face a felony charge for trafficking.

The investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Michelle Jumper and investigators from the Miami Correctional Facility revealed Harland had allegedly introduced contraband into the Miami Correctional Facility. He purportedly did this yesterday, at approximately 8:19 a.m., when he allegedly put two boxes through the prison’s fence handing them to an inmate. The boxes, which were confiscated by prison officials, allegedly contained cell phones and tobacco. Both items are banned for inmates to possess inside the prison.

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Peru – A hit and run crash has resulted in the arrest of Charles D. Summers, 26, Peru, IN. Summers was taken into custody by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller and Indiana State Police Sergeant T.J. Zeiser.

Summers was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for driving while suspended, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, and possession of paraphernalia.

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Indianapolis, IN - Your Indiana State Police is joining law-enforcement agencies across Indiana this March to increase dangerous and impaired driving patrols for the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day.

Last year, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. With March 17, 2018, falling on a Saturday, police are conducting random patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints intended to make our roads safer.

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Indianapolis – If you’ve ever wondered is it possible to predict when and where a vehicle crash may occur, the answer to that question is “Yes”. The Indiana State Police engaged the services of the Management Performance Hub, commonly referred to as the MPH, to create an interactive website for the public and media to help the public make informed road travel decisions.

The result of the collaborative efforts of the Indiana State Police and the MPH was the development of the Indiana Daily Crash Prediction map. This interactive map can be found on the Indiana State Police website at this location:

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Indianapolis – Recently, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter recognized Major Ed Schroder for 30 years of service on the Indiana State Police Department. Schroder was presented a certificate honoring his three decades of service to the citizens and visitors of Indiana.

Major Schroder is currently the north zone commander for the Indiana State Police. The north zone consists of the Indiana State Police posts at Lowell, Lafayette, Peru, Toll Road, Ft. Wayne, and Bremen. Schroder oversees the approximately 350 police and civilian personnel who work from those posts.

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Walton – The Indiana State Police, at the request of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, is investigating a police involved shooting in which a Walton, IN, man died.

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Rural Peru – This morning at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Peru Police Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 31 at State Road 218 (west junction), in which a Mishawaka, IN man died.

A preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Matthew Moon revealed that Christine Wesner, 26, Wyatt, IN was driving a 2015 Chevrolet ambulance southbound on U.S. 31 approaching a red stoplight at State Road 218 (west junction). The ambulance failed to stop at the red light and hit a 2013 Dodge Dart on the driver’s side. The Dodge was driven by Joseph Farrar, 30, Brownsburg, IN. After the crash impact, the ambulance rolled onto its passenger side. The Dodge had the right of way and was in the intersection, on eastbound State Road 218, attempting a northbound turn. Wesner allegedly fell asleep prior to the crash.