Alejandro N. Velasquez, 17, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw, was cited for no valid driver’s license and unsafe lane movement after a head-on collision Saturday on SR 15, south of CR 600N, Leesburg.
Velasquez nor his passenger were injured.
Harland J. Cole, 45, East CR 350N, Warsaw, driver of the second vehicle, was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital suffering from chest pain and abrasions.
Velasquez told police he was southbound on SR 15 and was attempting to pass a vehicle in front of him, not seeing the northbound Cole vehicle until it was too late. Velasquez attempted to correct his vehicle but it spun, causing Cole’s truck to hit the back of the vehicle.
Cole told police he did not have time to slow down or stop before hitting the Velasquez vehicle. Cole was driving a 2006 Dodge truck, northbound on SR 15.
When police arrived they found the rear portion of the 1996 Volkswagen, driven by Velasquez, detached from the rest of the vehicle an approximately 100 feet north of where the vehicle was located. Debris from the Volkswagen was strewn within that 100 feet.
Damage was estimated up to $25,000.