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ELKHART — A driver falling asleep at the wheel is the sole reason for a fatal accident on East Beardsley Avenue in 2017, the City of Elkhart says in response to a negligence lawsuit.

Five people were struck by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk along East Beardsley Avenue, near the Cassopolis Street intersection, on Aug. 26, 2017. Three of them were killed, including two young girls and an adult man, and two other adults were injured.

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