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Yesterday, July 29th, shortly after 4:00 am, a Switzerland County man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 156 east of Vevay, Indiana.

The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a 2013 Freightliner van being driven by Kenneth P. Shepard, age 55, Vevay, Indiana was traveling westbound on State Road 156 near Plum Creek Road. 

Shepard’s vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a 2016 Mack truck, pulling a trailer being driven by Todd A. Marshall, age 44, Richmond, Indiana that was traveling eastbound on State Road 156.

The vehicles collided in the middle of the roadway.  As a result of the collision, Shepard sustained fatal injuries. 

He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Switzerland County Coroner’s Office.  Marshall was not injured in the crash.

The roadway was closed for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Toxicology tests are pending on both drivers at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Trp. Holley was assisted by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Switzerland County EMS, Jeff/Craig Fire Department, and Switzerland County Coroner’s Office.