Milford motorcyclist killed
A Milford man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Friday morning in northern Kosciusko County.
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department deputies and emergency personnel responded to a 9-1-1 call at 2:46 a.m. in regards to a motorcycle crash 188 East, County Road 1150 North, in Milford.
Officers found Russell P. Whetten, 54, along with his motorcycle, in the road. The Kosciusko County Coroner's office pronounced Whetten dead at the scene from blunt-force trauma after he had struck a pickup that had been partially in the road, according to a news release.
Kosciusko County F.A.C.T./crash team investigators said Whetten was westbound on County Road 1150 North when he struck a silver 2005 Chevrolet pickup. The pickup's driver had backed the truck into his driveway to connect a mobile trailer, according to the release.
F.A.C.T. Team investigators the crash is still under investigation, pending blood-alcohol draws as required by Indiana law.
The Kosciusko County F.A.C.T. team was assisted at the scene by the Milford Police Department, Multi-Township E.M.S., Indiana State Police, and the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.
Voices of Unity choir takes 2nd
Fort Wayne's Voices of Unity Youth Choir missed a World Choir Games title by 0.25 point, according to an email. They took second place in the gospel category in the games in Cincinnati. They won a gold medal and earned 88.25 points. The Jeremy Winston Chorale of Wilberforce (Ohio) University is the 2012 World Champion of Gospel, earning 88.5 points. The games began July 4 and had 15,000 participants from 60 countries. The local choir won gold medals in the Gospel and Spiritual Music and the Popular Music categories at the World Choir Games in July 2010 in Shaoxing, China.
The northbound lanes of the St. Joe Road bridge between Maplecrest and Flutter roads will be restricted 9 a.m. Monday-5 p.m. Wednesday for tree removal.