Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following accidents:
2:03 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, SR 25, Mentone. Driver: Lindsay H. Utter, 28, North CR 825E, Mentone. Utter’s vehicle struck a deer. Damage up to $5,000.
9:20 p.m. Monday, July 15, Syracuse-Webster Road, west of North CR 700E, North Webster. Driver: Raele H. Hoffhein, 18, Syracuse-Webster Road, Syracuse. Hoffhein swerved to avoid striking a deer that entered the roadway. Hoffhein’s vehicle then spun out, went into a driveway and hit a pot hole, causing the vehicle to flip twice. The vehicle struck a NIPSCO pole. Hoffhein complained of head pain and and was checked by medics at the scene. Damage up to $5,000.
Officers with the Silver Lake Police Department investigated the following accident:
12:52 p.m. Friday, July 12, South SR 15 and West Walnut Street, Silver Lake. Drivers: Jeron R. Mason, 16, North CR 200E, Summitville; Josiah L. Kauffman, 21, South CR 950W, Etna Green. Mason told police he was driving his vehicle north on SR 15 when his vehicle began to pull to the left. He applied the brakes, but his vehicle crossed the center line and into the path of the vehicle driven by Kauffman. Damage up to $25,000.