A man was badly injured in a one-car crash on John Weaver Parkway Thursday night, a 22-year-old man died in a construction accident on Notre Dame's campus Thursday morning, and three other stories to start your Friday.
1. Construction worker killed on Notre Dame campus
Mark Ellsworth, 22, of Mishawaka, was struck by a falling tree and killed as he worked on a construction site on the east side of Notre Dame's campus.
The incident happened near Twyckenham Drive and Bulla Road. He was employed by an area excavating company contracted by the university.
2. Crash on John Weaver Parkway leaves one man seriously injured
A man was taken to a South Bend hospital with serious injuries after a one-car crash on John Weaver Parkway near Aeroplex Drive.
The man's name had not been released as of late Thursday night. The Elkhart Truth is updating the story as it develops.
3. Man accused in double homicide says he's ready for December jury trial
One of the two men accused of the September shooting and killing of Jagtar Bhatti, 55, and Pawan Singh, 20, in the parking lot of Saleh's Market, 401 Middlebury St., said he is prepared for his trial scheduled for Dec. 9, 2013.
Richard Gross, 22, is charged with two counts of murder. If convicted, each murder charge carries a sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison.
4. Elkhart girl wins top honors at 4-H livestock judging competition
Marissa Lorenz, a former Fairfield student, earned top honors Nov. 19 at the North American Livestock Exposition 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. She was named the champion for the competition after earning first place honors in oral reasons and sheep, third place in cattle, and fourth place in swine.
She earned honors in three of her four sets of oral reasons talking a 49, 49 and 48 out of a possible 50 points and a score of 45 points in the fourth set. Lorenz, who competed with teammates on the Elkhart County Livestock Judging Team, won oral reasons by a four point margin with a total score of 191.
5. Pancake breakfast todayAll you can eat pancakes and sausage for only $6. Need we say more?
The Salvation Army is holding its 50th annual all-you-can eat pancakes and sausage breakfast from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Salvation Army uses the money earned from the breakfast to help the community.