Two-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Richmond Man


Cambridge City, IN— A Richmond man was killed Friday morning when the SUV he was driving drove left of center on SR 1 and hit a box truck head-on.  Pendleton Troopers and Wayne County Deputies were called to SR 1, just north of Delaware St. in Cambridge City, around 11 a.m. this morning for a report of a two-vehicle crash with serious injuries.

The preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Dan Jones indicates a 2019 Honda CRV, driven by Nathan Bennett, 22,  of Richmond, was southbound on SR 1 when for an unknown reason the vehicle drove left of center.  The CRV hit a northbound box truck, driven by Carl Sawicki, 59, of Kitchener, Ontario, head-on, with the front driver’s side of the CRV impacting the driver’s side front of the truck.

The driver of the CRV, Nathan Bennett, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the CRV, Rachel Morrell, 32, of Milton, was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis with unknown injuries. The driver of the truck, Carl Sawicki, was taken to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.