Update on Nov. 18, 2020 crash near Cass County Road 600 West and South River Road

Last Updated on December 7, 2020 by Cass County Sheriff’s Department

News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department as of 4:36 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020:

Three victims of a fiery single vehicle crash on Nov. 18, 2020 have been identified. The Cass County Coroner’s office has received positive identification from DNA testing conducted by an Indiana State Police Laboratory.

Driver: Tomas Cervantes III, 17, of Logansport, IN
Passenger: Antonio Torres, 16, of Logansport, IN
passenger: Christopher Hillenberg, 21, of Logansport, IN

The families of the victims have been notified.

News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department as of 3:11 p.m. Nov. 19, 2020:

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received several telephone calls and leads to assist in identifying the victims of this tragic crash. Cooperative efforts with the Cass County Coroner’s Office have led to the preliminary identification of the three males involved in the crash of the 2009 Toyota Camry. The Coroner’s Office is awaiting the results of pending DNA tests for positive identification of the victims. No further information will be released until positive identification can be made.


SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department

CASS COUNTY, IND. – On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at approximately 9:31 p.m., Cass County Central Dispatch received a call of a fire and explosion along the Wabash River near the intersection of County Road 600 West and South River Road.

Sergeant Gary Armstrong responded to the scene along with several other deputies and public safety agencies.

The assisting agencies included Clinton Township Fire Department, Logansport Fire Department, Logansport Police Department, Indiana State Police,Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Phoenix Ambulance Service, Cass County Emergency Management Agency, Carroll County Emergency Management Agency, Cass County Highway Department and the Cass County Coroner’s Office.

Initial scene assessment found that a blue Toyota Camry traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck several trees and caught fire.

After the vehicle fire was extinguished, three deceased occupants were located in the Toyota. All attempts to identify the victims from the crash have been unsuccessful.

“This is a tragic scene, we need the community to assist with identification of the victims so that we can notify their families,” stated Sheriff Schroder.

The crash is still under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the office at 574-722-6060 or 574-753-7800.