HOWARD COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Travis Jay Savini Sr., of Logansport, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a Thursday night fatal vehicle crash in Howard County near the Cass County line.

Savini, 48, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a child Thursday night in Kokomo. Brandon Neely has been identified as the other involved driver.


According to reports, Neely, 37, was operating a Chevrolet Silverado on US-35 near Davis Road in Kokomo, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 6 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Dodge Durango operated by Savini.

Savini was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Two passengers in the Durango, 39-year-old Christiana De La Cruz, of Logansport and a 9-year-old female, were transported to an area hospital with unknown non-life-threatening injuries.

A teenage passenger in Neely’s vehicle was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Neely’s condition was not provided by officials.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Howard County is one of 92 counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,752. The county seat is Kokomo. Originally named Richardville County, it was renamed in 1844 to commemorate General Tilghman Ashurst Howard – Wikipedia.