MENTONE — The driver of a black Chevrolet pickup truck that crashed and rolled into a cornfield near Mentone Tuesday night, Nov. 20, blamed the accident on loose gravel, according to police.
Cassandra S. Schnitz, 31, East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw, was driving a black 2007 Silverado eastbound on CR 100S just east of SR 19 at approximately 5:11 p.m. when she told police the vehicle she was driving slid on loose gravel.
The vehicle then left the north side of the road and struck a utility pole, causing it to enter a harvested cornfield and roll over several times, coming to rest on its tires.
Schnitz complained of pain to her shoulder and upper arm. A passenger in the vehicle, Carolyn Schnitz, 14, West CR 500S, Mentone, complained of pain to the pelvis and abdomen. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts, which police reported worked properly.
Both occupants were transported by ambulance to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. Police estimated the damage to be between $10,001 to $25,000.