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Fatal Accident - Kentland, IN

  NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (03-25-23 0927 am)

On March 24th 2023 at approximately 4:05 PM; Newton County 9-1-1 center received a report of a single vehicle accident involving a fatality, in the area of CR1300S and CR 150W (about 2 miles NE of Kentland).

Initial Investigations indicate Richard Williams, 59 years of Kentland, had pulled his van into his property and gone to secure the gate. Williams' vehicle had a gear malfunction and began rolling backwards. It appears Williams had gone to the rear of the vehicle in an attempt to stop it from rolling into the roadway. However, in an unknown series of events, Williams became pinned underneath his vehicle. Williams was pronounced deceased on scene.

Assisting agencies: Newton County 9-1-1, Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner, Kentland Fire, Indiana State Police and CR Repair.

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For more information, please contact:
Sheriff Cothran
Newton County Sheriff's Office
PH: 219-474-5661
219-474-6081 ext 3101

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