MENTONE — Two people were transported to Fort Wayne for injuries after a two-vehicle accident on South SR 19, north of West CR 900S, Mentone.
At approximately 6:18 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle accident.
The crash involved a 2004 maroon Chevrolet Trailblazer, operated by Ross D. O’Connor, 16, Mentone; and a 2009 blue Honda Fit, operated by Gregory H. Foster, 47, Pierceton.
O’Connor was traveling north on South SR 19 when his vehicle went off the roadway. When he corrected his vehicle, O’Connor’s vehicle crossed into the other lane of traffic, impacting Foster’s vehicle.
O’Connor sustained injuries to multiple areas of his body and was transported by ambulance to Fort Wayne for medical evaluation. Foster sustained multiple injuries and was entrapped in his vehicle. Once extricated, Foster was treated on scene and prepped to be flown by Samaritan to Fort Wayne for medical treatment.
Damages are estimated at up to $25,000.