Shortly before 1:30 a.m., dispatchers received the initial 911 call from a male Hispanic who was reportedly disoriented and, in broken English, unable to provide his exact location. Atwood Fire Department and Multi-Township EMS crews were dispatched to the general area north of U.S. 30 at 800 West and 400 North where they located the victim’s vehicle in a cornfield. It was determined the vehicle had rolled several times.
The Kosciusko County F.A.C.T./crash investigation team located the driver, Jorge A. Medina, 33, Warsaw, inside his silver Mercury that was on it top in a cornfield. Medina was airlifted from the scene by the Samaritan helicopter and taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, in serious condition with a head injury.
Raymond Gonzales, 25,Warsaw, had left the scene and returned home at which point he called 9-1-1. He was checked out by paramedics and refused treatment from his home. It is unknown how long Medina had actually been inside the crashed vehicle or the actual time of the crash.
K.C.S.D. and F.A.C.T. officers were assisted at the scene by the Atwood Fire Department and Multi-Township E.M.S.