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March 18, 2014

Logansport man dies in crash

Sheriff's deputy: Moped struck parked car.

A Logansport man died after the moped he was driving collided with a parked car on the east side of town Monday evening.

Ernest Birnell, 59, Logansport, was pronounced dead at Logansport Memorial Hospital sometime around 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Cass County Coroner Randy Rozzi.

Cass County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Shannon, who reconstructed the scene of the crash, said he was able to determine the moped veered right and struck the rear of a parked vehicle on the 1600 block of Erie Avenue in Logansport sometime after 6 p.m. Monday.

Logansport police initially responded to the crash. Police spokesmen did not immediately return messages left seeking clarification.

Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK

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