Silver Lake man dies in Fulton County crash


FULTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that on Monday at approximately 5:14 p.m., ISP officers, the Akron Town Marshal’s Office, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 19 at Division Road, which killed a Silver Lake, IN man.

The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Matthew Moon revealed that Joseph Frances Cosgrove, 65, Silver Lake, IN was driving a 2006 Chrysler mini-van westbound on Division Road, approaching State Road 19. Cosgrove allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign at State Road 19, and pulled into the path of a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet, which was driven by Matthew B. Haussmann, 39, Rochester, IN, struck the mini-van in the driver’s side door.

Cosgrove was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Haussmann was flown from the crash scene, via medical helicopter, to a Ft Wayne hospital. He suffered head trauma and a leg injury.

This crash is still under investigation, but at this time neither the use of alcohol nor narcotics is suspected as having contributed to the crash.