Moped driver dead after crash in rural Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – One person died in a vehicle crash in rural Adams County Tuesday night, according to a statement from Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.

Rekeweg said deputies were dispatched to County Road 300 South and County Road 500 West at 9:20 p.m. for a crash involving a moped and a car. That location is about five miles northwest of Berne.

Rekeweg said the driver of the moped was pronounced dead at the scene. On Wednesday, Adams County Coroner Leslie Cook identified the victim as 51-year-old Robert L. Affolder from Decatur; he died from blunt force trauma.

More information on how the crash happened has not been released. Rekeweg said additional details would be released within the week.

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