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  • Courtesy A driver was killed Friday night when his Toyota Matrix rolled over in Kosciusko County, police said. A passenger was hospitalized.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:00 am

Police/Fire

Driver killed in rollover crash

The Journal Gazette

A rollover crash in Kosciusko County left a man dead Friday night, police said.

Zeth A. Begley, 28, of North Webster was driving a 2010 Toyota Matrix west on County Road 800 North at 600 East sometime before 9:08 p.m.

Begley lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times, throwing him from the car.

The county coroner pronounced him dead at the scene, according to a Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department news release.

Ichelle Oquendo-Ferreri, 21, of Nappanee was a passenger in the vehicle. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and taken to a local hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

Business burns in Huntertown

An industrial park fire destroyed a Huntertown boat restoration business early today, but no one was injured.

Robert Boren, operations chief for the Huntertown Fire Department, said the blaze started sometime before 3:07 a.m. at 16335 Lima Road near West Cedar Canyons Road. A passing motorist called authorities about the fire.

Boren said firefighters found flames coming from the pole barn-like structure and half of its roof collapsed. A tractor restoration operation also was inside the building but was saved.

Four other fire departments responded to the blaze, which was under control in about an hour, Boren said. It remains under investigation.