Thursday morning police arrived on the scene of a fatal accident on the Bypass between the SR23 and Mayflower exits.
The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m.
Police arrived on scene to find a vehicle and semi had crashed into one another.
The driver of the vehicle, 37-year-old Dorcas N. Kiruki, died from the crash.
According to police reports Kiruki left the road way and upon reentering was struck by the semi.
The crash is still under investigation. Witnesses are asked to call Captain Tim Spencer at 574-259-2966
Read the full release below:
The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) has positively identified the victim of the fatal crash that occurred earlier this morning on the Bypass between the SR 23 and Mayflower exits, and the family has been notified. The victim has been positively identified as Dorcas N. Kiruki, 37, of Mishawaka.
Dispatch was notified a little after 7:30 a.m. this morning regarding a vehicle and semi-truck accident on the Bypass traveling westbound between the SR23 and Mayflower exits. The vehicle driven by Ms. Kiruki appeared to have left the road, and then attempted to re-enter the road, at which time the vehicle struck a guardrail and then was hit by the semi-truck. The semi-truck was being driven by a 58-year old truck driver from Kentucky, who was uninjured, and there were no other passengers in either vehicle.
Toxicology testing was conducted, but neither alcohol nor speed appears to have been a factor. As this investigation remains ongoing and no criminal charges have been filed, we will not release the name of the 58-year-old driver of the vehicle at this time.
This crash remains under investigation by the FACT team, who is asking any other witnesses of this fatal crash to contact Capt. Tim Spencer at 574-259-2966.