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Friday, May 12, 2023

One dead after two motorcycles crash

St. Joseph County, IN (May 12, 2023) - Police were called to the intersection of Pierce and Cedar roads near Wakarusa for a crash on Thursday May 11, just after 10:30 p.m. Initial investigation found that both motorcycles were westbound when they collided near the intersection.

Zachary Loudin, 29, of Wakarusa was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 24-year-old Osceola woman, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Koley Hayes, 24, of Osceola, was treated for minor injuries.

His passenger, a 25-year-old South Bend woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police say Hayes’ blood was drawn per protocol. St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) is investigating and toxicology reports are pending.

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