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Fatal Car Crash in Newton County

On Saturday at 3:41 PM the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 2 vehicle crash with unknown injuries at CR 200 S and CR 100 E (3 miles Northeast of Morocco).

 

The preliminary investigation and witness statement indicates that a 2019 Toyota Tacoma driven by 70 yr old Eli Vujko of Crown Point was traveling west on CR 200 S and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of CR 100 E. 

 

Vujko’s vehicle struck a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban that was traveling south on CR 100 E. The Suburban was being driven by 45 year old Wayne Day of Morocco and his passenger,  48 year old Beverly Day also of Morocco.

 

 Mr. Day was pronounced dead at the scene. Mrs. Day was airlifted by Lutheran Air to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn IL. Mr. Vujko was treated at the scene and refused any further medical treatment.

 

The incident is still under investigation at this time.

 

 The Newton County Sheriff Office was assisted on scene by Morocco Fire , Morocco PD , Newton County Ambulance , Indiana State Police and Lutheran Air.

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