A northeast Indiana 4-year-old crossing the street was struck and killed Wednesday by a flatbed truck.
Kosciusko County crash investigators were called at 1:42 p.m. to Sand’s Mini-Mart on Indiana 15 in Silver Lake. When they arrived, they found the body of Logan R. Heeter, 4, of Claypool, in the road.
Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Logan was crossing the street from the west side and that Travis A. Woodcock, 25, of Louisville, Kentucky, was driving south and attempted to brake and swerve before striking the boy, according to a statement issued by FACT investigators.
The Silver Lake Police Department, Silver Lake Fire Department, Life-Med EMS and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.