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Two Elkhart women die in an Elkhart County accident


Two women died in Elkhart County early Friday morning after their SUV crossed the center line and hit a truck.

Around 8:30 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the County Road 5 bridge that goes over the Toll Road between County Road 4 and County Road 6. Police say the bridge was a sheet of ice which caused the SUV heading northbound to start sliding and hit the front of the pick up truck heading southbound.

The driver of the SUV, Alice J. Barnes, 70, died at Elkhart General Hospital and her passenger, 47-year-old Dawn C. Leatherman was pronounced dead at the scene. Both women were from Elkhart.

The driver of the pick up truck, Ryan Eull, 32, from Niles was uninjured from the accident.



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