Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents:
1:13 p.m. Monday, May 14, West CR 900N, east of North CR 425W, Leesburg. Driver: Pedro M. Castro, 21, North SR 19 1, Etna Green. Castro was traveling west on CR 900N when his vehicle went off the north side of the roadway, striking a culvert and rolling over. Castro’s vehicle struck a Nipsco utility pole. Castro was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital. Passenger Pedro Castro, 50, North SR 19 1, Etna Green, was extricated after being pinned in the vehicle. He was flown to Lutheran Hospital for major injuries to his lower legs. Damage up to $50,000.
5:23 a.m. Monday, May 14, West US 30, near North CR 650W, Warsaw. Driver: Araceli V. Bennett, 55, North CR 800W, Silver Lake. As Bennett’s vehicle navigated a turn, she lost control of her vehicle and entered a ditch. Bennett’s vehicle hit the culvert and ditch. Damage up to $5,000.
4:46 p.m. Friday, May 11, South CR 200W, north of West CR 1300S, Silver Lake. Driver: Jackson M. Leland, 23, West CR 50N, Wabash. Leland was traveling south on South CR 200W when his vehicle crested a hill. He overcorrected the vehicle, causing him to drive off the east side of the road, land on a large culvert, and hit an earth embankment. Damage up to $10,000.
Officers with the Pierceton Police Department investigated the following accident:
1:16 p.m. Monday, May 14, First Street and Walnut Street. Driver: Jesus Fuentes, 54, Treaty Lane, Kokomo. Fuentes was traveling south on South First Street, noticing a vehicle traveling north was in his travel lane. Fuentes swerved his vehicle, causing him to rear-end an unoccupied vehicle that was parked on the edge of the street. This unoccupied vehicle rear-ended another parked, unoccupied vehicle. Fuentes’ vehicle left the roadway, driving into an apartment complex. Joseph D. Wiggins, South First Street B, Pierceton, said his HD TV was knocked over from the crash impact. John L. Cape, East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw, said his yard and house structure sustained damage. Damage up to $50,000.