MILFORD — Connie J. Newkirk, 66, West CR 1350N, Nappanee, was transported to IU Health Goshen following a two-vehicle accident on SR 15 and CR 1350N, north of Milford. The accident occurred at 9:44 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. Newkirk complained of pain to the neck.
She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by George A. Newkirk, 58, West CR 1350N, Nappanee. George Newkirk was not injured.
Kosciusko County Police report Corey R. James Vanes, 33, East Mitchell Street, Kendallville, was northbound on SR 15 in a 2000 Chevrolet. Vanes told police he was checking his GPS on his phone while driving. When he looked up, he saw a 2001 Buick, stopped in front of him. Vanes was not able to stop and struck the back of the Buick, driven by George Newkirk. George Newkirk was stopped waiting for southbound traffic to clear, so he court turn west onto CR 1350N.
Milford Fire Department, Syracuse Police, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and Lutheran EMS Kosciusko responded.
Damage was estimated up to $10,000.