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Investigation wraps up into Winnebago worker death

Investigation wraps up into Winnebago worker death

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Middlebury Police continued their investigation into the workplace death of a Winnebago Towables employee April 6, Goshen News reported.

Middlebury Town Marshal Kevin Miller said the death investigation of Rick W. Schlabach, 54, Howe, was completed Tuesday.

Schlabach’s son-in-law Doug Smith told a local television station that a co-worker ran the man over with a forklift at the Middlebury manufacturing facility on 14th Street. However, that has yet to be publicly confirmed by police or the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office, the paper noted.

The full story is available at Goshen News.

In a separate report, the Elkhart Truth reported that an autopsy conducted Friday ruled the cause of death blunt force injuries, according to a Tuesday statement from Elkhart County Coroner James Elliott. Neither Middlebury Town Marshal Kevin Miller or the coroner’s office would discuss more specifics about the accident on Tuesday.

The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office now will review the police reports and evidence from the case to decide whether any criminal charges should be filed in the case. A timeline for that process was not known Tuesday.

The rest of that story can be viewed at the Elkhart Truth.

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Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report.

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