SYRACUSE — Two of the three individuals hospitalized following the Christmas Day accident which took the lives of Kim Conrad, 61, Syracuse, and her son, Stephen Conrad II, 32, Phoenix, Ariz., have been released from the hospital.
Steve Conrad, driver of the vehicle in which his wife and son were passengers, has been released. Brody Jordan, 23, Syracuse, a passenger in the vehicle which struck the Conrad vehicle, nearly head-on, has also been released. Both were at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mickgomery Hisey, 26, Syracuse, continues to improve. Originally listed in critical condition the evening of the accident, hospital officials report he remains in fair condition.
According to 1st Sgt. Chad D. Hill, public information officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, the entire crash is still under investigation by the Fatal Accident Team. He reports alcohol and drug screens/test results have not been received as of yet. Charges will be filed, should it be deemed necessary, at the conclusion of the investigation.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:13 p.m. Christmas Day at the intersection known as “Crazy Corners,” CR 1200N and Syracuse-Webster Road, near Syracuse.
Police have initially reported Hisey was westbound and had purportedly been attempting to drag race in the opposite lane of traffic prior to the collision. Deputies report witness statements Hissy had begun passing another vehicle westbound on a hill crest just prior to the intersection. His vehicle entered into the intersection, hitting a 2016 Pontiac driven by Steve Conrad.
Hisey, Jordan and Conrad all had to be extricated from their vehicles.