Officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following accidents:
6:27 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, East CR 400S, west of South SR 13, Pierceton. Driver: Douglas D. Lithgow, 55, West CR 600N, Huntington. Lithgow told police he was driving his vehicle westbound on CR 400S when a deer entered the roadway. He said he was unable to avoid hitting the deer with his vehicle. Damage up to $5,000.
12:47 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, West US 30 and North Fox Farm Road, Warsaw. Drivers: Shonda M. Burchett, 41, Michaels Street, Warsaw; Christopher A. Martin, 43, EMS W25 Lane, North Webster. Martin told police he was driving his vehicle westbound on US 30 and that Burchett was driving northbound on Fox Farm Road and crossed both the eastbound and westbound lanes of US 30 and into the path of Martin’s vehicle, causing a collision. Martin told police Burchett left the scene and that he located her an hour later at a gas station. Burchett told police that after the collision, she thought Martin had left the scene and that she drove her vehicle to a nearby parking lot. She said she did not have a phone in order to call in the accident. Damage up to $5,000.