SILVER LAKE — At least three people were transported to area hospitals Wednesday afternoon near Silver Lake following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of SR 14 and CR 600W in northwestern Kosciusko County.
According to an officer with the Silver Lake Police Department, a male driver of a white Jeep was traveling westbound on SR 14 and told police that the male driver of a white Chrysler Sebring failed to stop at a stop sign while driving south on CR 600W. Central Dispatch received the call on the crash at approximately 4 p.m.
The force of the collision caused the Sebring to spin around on SR 14 and come to rest on the south side of SR 14, facing east. The Jeep left the roadway and struck an evergreen tree, appearing to be swallowed up in the tree’s foliage.
At the scene, first responders called a medical helicopter and it was planned for the male driver of the Sebring to be transported by air, while two patients, both occupants in the Sebring, were awaiting transport to the hospital by ambulance. Police at the scene said it wasn’t clear at the time whether or not the Jeep driver would be receiving medical attention.
Responding to the scene were members of the Silver Lake Fire Department, Parkview EMS, the Silver Lake Police Department and personnel from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Kyle Dukes.