According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department report, Darrell D. Drudge, 69, of Warsaw, was northbound on SR 15 in a silver Trailblazer when he failed to notice a van slowing and stopping to turn west onto CR 900 North. Drudge collided with the rear of the van, driven by Kelly J. Jarrett, 46, of Warsaw, and then proceeded on to impact a utility pole.
CR 900 North, between SR 15 and Old SR 15, was closed for several hours while the utility pole and downed power lines were repaired.
Both Drudge and Jarrett were treated for back pain.
The crash happened at 9:04 a.m.
Assisting the KCSD at the scene were Milford Police and Fire departments and ambulances from Milford and Leesburg Multi-Township EMS bases.