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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 the editor and founder of RV Daily Report. A native of Madison, Wis., he moved to Phoenix in 2009 to escape the endless winters and wicked humidity of the six-week "summer" season. He's a DODO -- Dad of Daughter's Only -- who would crawl across the desert on his hands and knees for an In-N-Out Double Double. He has visited every state except Hawaii and is anxiously waiting for some RV company to host a conference in the Aloha State.

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