Police seeking information in Cass County deaths
UPDATE AS OF DEC. 7. 2018:
Walton – Indiana State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a hit and run case that took the lives of two men On U.S. 35 south of Walton, IN. Investigators have determined that there were multiple vehicles that drove south bound on US. 35, near Cass County Road 800 South, between 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on November 27, 2018. It is believed that is the time frame in which Zachary Wines, 26, Walton, IN, and Bryan Curry, 52, Valparaiso, IN were allegedly struck and killed by a passing vehicle.
Indiana State Police detectives are asking for information from the public. If you are one of the the drivers or passengers, in a vehicle, that drove southbound on U.S. 35 near Cass County Road 800 South, between 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, on November 27, 2018, you are asked to contact Indiana State Police Detective Brent Ingram by calling 1-765-473-6666.
Walton – Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of two deceased adult males, in the roadway, on U.S. 35 north of Cass County Road 800 South.
The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Brent Ingram, and Indiana State Police crash reconstructionists, revealed that Zachary Wines, 26, Walton, IN and Bryan Curry, 52, Valparaiso, IN, were found deceased on U.S. 35, north of Cass County Road 800 South. Preliminary evidence indicates the men were struck by a northbound vehicle.
Investigators have yet to determine why Wines and Curry were in the roadway. Two vehicles, which investigators believed were driven by the deceased males, were found parked on the east side of U.S. 35, with engines running.
Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with this case. Anyone with information is urged to call the Indiana State Police Peru Post at 1-765-473-6666.
This is an ongoing investigation. Autopsies will be conducted on Wines and Curry.
Detective Ingram was assisted at the crash scene by ISP Lt Colonel Matt Bilkey, ISP Lt Jeremy Kelly, ISP Sergeant Rick Brown, ISP Sergeant Brian Dormer, Senior Trooper Todd Trottier, Trooper Matt Moon, Trooper David Kewish, Trooper Chad Babbs, Trooper John Cole, the Cass County Coroner’s Office, the Walton Fire Department, and the Walton Police Department.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Police