State police said a multi-vehicle crash on State Road 15 Sunday in LaFontaine killed three people, including a murder suspect.
The crash happened on State Road 15 near County Road 1100 South around 8:20 a.m.
Investigators said a vehicle driven by Terissa Williams, 19, Peru, was northbound on S.R. 15 when she crossed the center line and struck a garbage truck head-on.
Williams and her passengers, Kaleb Marin, 21, Marion, and Thomas Reed, 21, Marion, were pronounced dead.
The driver of the garbage truck, 54-year-old Gwendolyn Taylor of Wabash, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital for back pain. His condition was not made available.
State police said it took firefighters 90 minutes to remove people from Williams’ car.
Investigators said Marin was a murder suspect in the shooting death of 22-year-old Jordon Richards. He was shot and killed inside a home in LaFontaine Wednesday. During that investigation, police discovered guns and money were stolen from the home.
Investigators said Sunday they found a gun with ties to Richards in the car that Marin was found in. An arrest warrant for murder and robbery was issued for Marin Friday.
Police are still trying to determine why Williams went left-of-center.
The crash and Richards’ murder are still investigation, according to state police.