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One dead from crash south of New Paris

A medical helicopter responded to a one vehicle crash this morning south of New Paris.
Marlys Weaver-Stoesz
Posted on July 7, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 7, 2012 at 2:25 p.m.

NEW PARIS — A Warsaw man is dead following a single vehicle car accident south of New Paris this morning.

According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, a pick-up truck pulling a travel trailer was headed south on S.R. 15 when it ran off the road south of C.R. 50 at about 9 a.m., hitting a tree and sliding into a ditch on the west side of S.R. 15.

Steven Eigsti, 21, of Warsaw was a passenger in the truck and trapped in the truck after the accident. Police needed to extract Eigsti from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries.

Brandon Eigsti, 25, of Warsaw was driving the truck and sustained bleeding from the nose from the crash.

According to the crash report, Brandon Eigsti was wearing a seat belt, while Steven Eigsti was not.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.



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