ETNA GREEN — Two people were transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital after a vehicle accident Saturday, June 2.
At approximately 12:11 p.m., officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a vehicle accident on West US 30, near North CR 875W, Etna Green.
The crash involved a 2007 Honda CRV operated by Collin D. Thomas, 16, Syracuse; a 1990 Freightliner FLD operated by Kenneth J. Boilini, 72, LaPorte; and a 2002 Dodge TRX operated by Tonya S. Shuster, 56, Etna Green.
Prior to the collision, Thomas’ vehicle was behind Boilini’s, traveling eastbound on US 30. Shuster’s vehicle was parked along the right shoulder of the US 30 eastbound lanes.
Thomas reported that his vehicle began to drift, causing him to lose control. The front of Thomas’ vehicle struck the rear driver’s side trailer tires of Boilini’s vehicle. Unaware of the collision, Boilini continued traveling eastbound until he noticed smoke coming from the rear of his trailer. The front bumper of Thomas’ vehicle was lodged in the rear tires.
Thomas’ vehicle continued to travel and struck the rear driver’s side of Shuster’s vehicle. Shuster’s vehicle had stopped on the side of the roadway to secure items in the back of the pickup truck. A passenger in Shuster’s vehicle, Miranda Scarberry, 34, Etna Green, exited the vehicle to secure the items when she was struck by Thomas’ vehicle.
Shuster was extricated from her vehicle with no injuries. Thomas and a passenger in his vehicle, Katelynn Corcoran, 15, Saint John, were transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital for their injuries.
Thomas sustained minor bleeding to his elbow and lower arm. Corcoran complained of pain to her neck.
Scarberry sustained injuries to her knee, lower leg, and foot. A second passenger in Shuster’s vehicle, Maggi Scarberry, 12, Etna Green, complained of pain to her head.
Atwood and Etna Green Fire Departments assisted at the scene. Lutheran EMS and Etna Green First Responders provided patient care.
Damages are estimated at up to $50,000.