According to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, James E. Slaughterbeck’s Cadillac SUV veered into the adjacent northbound lane on Schuyler Avenue around 5:25 p.m. Monday, spinning the SUV and a Honda Accord.
Slaughterbeck was not wearing a seat belt when his SUV rolled after colliding with that Honda. According to the sheriff’s office, the 64-year-old Delphi resident Slaughterbeck passed away there.
According to the sheriff’s office, police located Slaughterbeck under the SUV’s back and freed him. He received CPR and emergency medical care from the police, who later determined that his injuries were too severe for him to survive.
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According to the sheriff’s office, the driver of the Honda, Nickolas P. Wade, 22, of Idaville, was not wearing a seat belt and had minor injuries. Instead of rolling, his car was forced into a spin.
According to the sheriff’s office, both vehicles veered off to the right side of the road. The sheriff’s office states that the accident is still being investigated. According to Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello, an autopsy is set for Wednesday.