Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents:
10:27 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, South Packerton Road, near East 400S. Driver: Griffin S. Tucker, 40, Weimer Drive, North Manchester. Tucker was driving north on South Packerton Road when he stopped at the intersection of East 400S. There was ice underneath the snow and he began sliding through the intersection, going off the roadway with his vehicle ending up on its left side. Tucker was not injured.
12:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, North 800W, north of West 400N. Driver: Sean D. Justice, 41, 1092 Meadows, Nappanee. Justice was traveling north on CR 800W when a vehicle traveling south entered his lane of travel by crossing the center line. Justice moved to the right side of the lane as far as he could, but he struck standing slush, forcing his vehicle to exit the east side of the roadway and travel down a steep ditch before coming to a rest. Damage up to $10,000.
10:46 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, North SR15, north of West Levi Lee Road. Driver: Brittany R. Baez, 25, South Country Club Road, Warsaw. Baez was driving north on SR15 when a deer entered the roadway. She was unable to avoid the deer and she collided with it, causing extensive passenger side front end damage to her vehicle. Damage up to $5,000.
3:27 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, South CR 550E, north of East 750S. Driver: Mark E. Stump, 57, PO Box 354, Pierceton. Stump was driving west on CR 750S after having a few alcoholic beverages. When he went to turn north on CR 550E, the steering wheel came off the vehicle, and Stump went off the roadway. He failed a field sobriety test. Damage up to $5,000.
8:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, South SR13, north of East CR 400S. Driver: Mary E. Wolfe, 30, Pine Mills Road, Warsaw. Wolfe was driving south on SR 13 when a deer ran out in front of her. She turned to miss the deer and went off the roadway. After she went off the roadway, her vehicle rolled over. Damage up to $2,500.
6:39 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, West 1200N, east of North 1100W. Driver: Calvin D. Bontrager, 17, US Highway 33, Goshen. Bontrager was traveling west on 1200N when he left the roadway and overcorrected, rolling his vehicle and coming to a stop on the right side of the roadway. He suffered minor lacerations to his face but refused medical treatment. Damage up to $10,000.
12:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, West 200S, west of South 950W. Drivers: Jacob D. Musselwhite, 24, North Morgan Street 3, Mentone, and Aaron T. Stetzel, 29, West Broadway Street, Etna Green. Musselwhite was driving north on CR 950W, stopping at the stop sign on CR 200S. Musselwhite didn’t see Stetzel coming and struck the rear of Stetzel’s vehicle. Musselwhite went off the roadway and into a field. Damage up to $50,000.
Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents:
6:54 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, East Center Street, near US 30E. Driver: Daniel J. Alvarez, 22, SW 164th Street, Miami, Fla. Alvarez said he was westbound on Center Street when he ran off the roadway and hit a street sign. Damage up to $5,000.
6:02 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, South High Street, near East Winona Avenue. Driver: April D. Moore, 44, East Main Street, Warsaw. Moore was backing to the east from a private drive on the west side of South High Street. She didn’t realize an unoccupied vehicle was parked directly behind her. The owner of the unoccupied vehicle was home. There was damage to the front left quarter of the unoccupied vehicle. Damage up to $2,500.
4:57 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Wexford Place, south of Pioneer Drive. An unknown driver struck a vehicle belonging to Belinda Barrera in the driver’s side rear door and left the scene of the accident. Barrera said she didn’t see any damage to her vehicle on Feb. 4 at noon, but around 5 p.m. she noticed the damage. She said her vehicle was parked and unattended in a parking spot on Wexford Place. The suspect vehicle and driver are unknown at this time. Damage up to $5,000.
11:21 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2262 North Sunset Drive. Driver: Korbi A. Hughes, 19, Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw. Hughes was traveling north on North Sunset Drive when she looked in her back seat to see what a child passenger was crying about. She failed to make the turn at a curve and left the roadway, striking a mailbox on the property of 2262 North Sunset Drive. The property owner was notified of the damages. The child passenger was unharmed. Damage up to $2,500.