One dead, one injured in two-vehicle crash Monday

A Silver Lake man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday.


Just after 5:00 pm Monday officers from the Indiana State Police, the Akron Town Marshal’s Office, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 19 at Division Road.


The preliminary crash investigation revealed that Joseph Frances Cosgrove, 65, of Silver Lake, was driving a 2006 Chrysler mini-van westbound on Division Road, approaching State Road 19. Cosgrove allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign at State Road 19, and pulled into the path of a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet, which was driven by Matthew B. Haussmann, 39, of Rochester, struck the mini-van in the driver’s side door.


Cosgrove was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Haussmann was flown from the crash scene, via medical helicopter, to a Ft Wayne hospital. He suffered head trauma and a leg injury.


This crash is still under investigation.  Neither the use of alcohol nor narcotics is suspected as having contributed to the crash.

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