fatal-crashMonday morning Indiana State Police Troopers responded to a crash between a semi and a passenger car, at US6 and Miami Trail, which claimed two lives.

Around 11:19 a.m. Marshall County Dispatch dispatched a crash between a semi and a passenger car near the intersection of US6 and Miami Trail.

Trooper Dave Caswell arrived and found a white 2008 Volvo semi stopped just west of the intersection with a maroon passenger car trapped under the trailer of the semi, with two occupants entrapped.

Preliminary investigation by Caswell indicates that the maroon passenger car was traveling southbound on Miami Trail and failed to stop at the stop sign at US6. The passenger car continued south, running under the trailer of the Volvo that was travelling westbound on US6. The driver of the semi, Valery Ryshkevich 36, of Chicago, IL, stopped the Volvo approximately 300 feet west of the intersection following the crash. Ryshkevich was not injured in the crash.

The male driver, 38 year old Mark Ley Jr. of Kendallville and female passenger, 36 year old Krystal Smith also of Kendallville  in the maroon passenger car were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Bremen Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Coroner’s Office, Lutheran EMS, Bremen Fire Department, INDOT, and Reichert-Knepp Wrecker Service,