Marshall County Coroner John Grolich confirmed that a Bremen man died in a single-vehicle accident Friday night, May 26th.

38-year-old Miles A. Blackburn was fatally injured at about 11 P.M. after this vehicle hit a tree at the intersection of East South and Foltz Streets in Bremen.

Grolich said emergency responders found two occupants in the vehicle.  While Blackburn lost his life the passenger, Ryan M. Zellmer of Bremen was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the Community Hospitals of Bremen and then airlifted to a trauma center.    

The Marshall County Coroner said seatbelts were not in use at the time of the accident and speed and alcohol are believed to be a factor in the crash.    

This accident remains under investigation by Bremen Police and the Marshall County Coroner’s Office. Bremen Police were assisted by Bremen Fire, Tri-County EMS, and Newcomers Towing Service.