Man dies in single-car crash on SR 205

Crews respond to a car accident on State Road 205 in Whitley County. Photo courtesy of The Churubusco News.

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A man was killed Thursday morning on SR 205 after he lost control of his van due to the slick roads.

According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, 70-year-old Russell R. Bertrand, of Columbia City, was driving northbound on SR 205 at around 11 a.m. when he lost control of his van and slid off the road. His van came to rest on its side, police said.

Bertrand’s passenger, 68-year-old Sharon G. Bertrand, also of Columbia City, suffered minor injuries. She was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital. Police did not confirm the relationship between the two.

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