Names released of 2 killed in Saturday morning crash


    The identities of two individuals killed Saturday morning near Berne have been released.
    Adams County Coroner Leslie Cook said Nicole C. Walker, 31, Fort Wayne, and Robert T. Kinley, 65, Berne, were pronounced dead on the scene following a head-on collision at 11:51 a.m. Saturday.
    According to a news release by Sheriff Dan Mawhorr, the accident occurred when a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by Walker, was traveling southbound on U.S. 27, near C.R. 350S, at a high rate of speed. Walker attempted to pass another southbound vehicle, crashing head-on into a northbound 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by Kinley.
    The Berne Police Department, Geneva Police Department, Indiana State Police, Berne Fire Department and Adams County EMS assisted at the scene.
    Mawhorr said speed and improper passing are believed to be factors in the crash.
    This accident remains under investigation.