According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department report, four vehicles were involved when David P. Arnett, 72, of Winona Lake, failed to yield to traffic on U.S. 30.
Arnett was southbound on CR 325 East and crossed into the path of Stephanie Barker, 17, of Pierceton, who was traveling east on the highway. After the collision, Barker’s car went down into a ditch. A third vehicle, driven by Peter Klinker, 46, of Payne, Ohio, stopped to avoid hitting Arnett’s white pickup truck and was then hit by another vehicle, operated by Stacey Butler, 35, of Albion.
Police discounted a witness account who told StaceyPageOnline.com at the scene that a she thought it appeared a semi struck one of the vehicles setting off the chain of events.
Arnett suffered cuts to his head and was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for treatment. Barker sustained lip and facial injuries and complained of ankle pain. She was also taken to KCH for treatment.
Butler was taken to KCH for complaints of head and facial pain. Klinker was not injured.
Police estimated damages at about $50,000.
Working the scene were officers of Warsaw Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police, and Warsaw Fire Department and Multi-Township EMS.