Officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following accidents:
7:15 a.m. Wednesday April 3, South Packerton Road, south of East CR 800S, Claypool. Driver: Larinda R. Harlan, 50, East CR 950N, North Manchester. Harlan told police she was driving her vehicle northbound on Packerton Road and as she began to pass a car, noticed that the car was drifting toward her vehicle. She said as she moved away, her vehicle side swiped a mailbox. Damage up to $2,500.
11:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, East McKenna Road, west of EMS B37 Lane, Warsaw. Driver: Joshua D. Wihebrink, 41, Wawonaissa Drive, Syracuse. Police said Wihebrink was driving his vehicle westbound on McKenna Road when he straightened out the 90 degree curve to the north, causing the vehicle to cross the southbound lane and leave the west side of the roadway, striking a cluster of trees. Police said Wihebrink was treated and then transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital. Damage up to $10,000.
4:54 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, South SR 15, north of West CR 350S, Warsaw. Driver: Debora L. Parker, 49, Graceland Avenue, Claypool. Police reported that prior to the collision, Parker was driving her vehicle northbound on SR 15. Parker said she could not recall events leading up to the collision other than overcorrecting her vehicle. Police said the vehicle left the east side of the roadway, rolled down a ditch and came to rest on its top. Parker refused medical treatment, but her passenger, John Parker, 48, was transported to the hospital with minor bleeding to the face. Damage up to $10,000.
2:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, South County Farm Road, south of West SR 14, Silver Lake. Driver: Gina A. Castle, 42, South Spring Street, Laketon. Castle told police she was driving her vehicle northbound on County Farm Road when a deer entered the roadway and struck her vehicle. Damage up to $10,000.
3:14 p.m. Friday, March 29, West CR 1200N and North CR 1000W, Nappanee. Drivers: Joel L. Miller, 18, North Cedar Ridge Trail, Nappanee; Eric T. Chriswell, 42, South Washington Street, Waterloo. Miller told police he was driving his vehicle westbound on CR 1200N and stopped at the intersection with CR 1000W. He said he did not see the vehicle driven by Chriswell and proceeded into the intersection, causing the collision. Damage up to $50,000.
Officers from the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accident:
11:06 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, South Huntington Street, Syracuse. Driver: Janet L. Luxemburg, 67, US 6, Kendallville. Luxemburg told police she was backing her vehicle out of a parking spot and did not see a vehicle behind her, causing her to back into that parked vehicle. Damage up to $2,500.
Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents:
9:33 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, US 30 and North Parker Street, Warsaw. Drivers: Kevin L. Palmer, 59, 137th Path, Live Oak, Fla.; Joseph A. Lardino, 57, South Third Street, Pierceton. Palmer told police he was driving his vehicle eastbound on US 30 when when he stopped suddenly with traffic in front of him. He said as he did, his load shifted and that some of that load fell off and struck the vehicle driven by Lardino. Damage up to $10,000.
6:21 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, South Buffalo Street and East Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Drivers: Kelci L. Freds, 27, Leedy Street, Warsaw; Scott L. Cripe, 51, South CR 100E, Claypool. Freds told police she was driving her vehicle northbound on South Buffalo Street when she was unsuccessful in stopping her vehicle before it struck the back of Cripe’s vehicle and became stuck on that vehicle’s hitch. Damage up to $2,500.
4:27 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, East Center Street, west of Eastlake Drive, Warsaw. Drivers: Joshua S. Bailey, 28, East Center Street 1, Warsaw; and Saandeep Mani, 33, Salman Drive, Warsaw. Bailey was attempting to cross traffic to drive west on East Center Street when he pulled out in front of Mani’s vehicle. Mani was traveling eastbound on East Center Street when the accident occurred. A passenger in Mani’s vehicle, Archana Saranathan, 33, Warsaw, complained of head pain as a result of the accident. Mani and Saranathan were checked by EMS on scene and advised that they planned to go to the hospital. Damage up to $10,000.