Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following accidents:
10:37 a.m. Monday, April 6, North East Wawasee Drive, south of East Cinderella Drive, Syracuse. Driver: Denise J. Kelley, 57, Baytree Drive, Fort Wayne. Kelley was traveling south on North East Wawasee Drive when she swerved her vehicle to avoid striking an animal in the roadway. As she did so, her vehicle struck a mailbox. Damage up to $5,000.
6:36 a.m. Monday, April 6, South Packerton Road, near East CR 900S, Sidney. Driver: Jill R. Mardy, 36, North CR 100W, North Manchester. Mardy was traveling north on Packerton Road when a deer entered the roadway. No injuries were reported in the accident. Damage up to $10,000.
12:29 p.m. Friday, April 3, North SR 15, south of West School Street, Leesburg. Drivers: Timothy J. Kyler, 64, South CR 425W, Columbia City; and Derek M. Custer, 39, CR 50, Syracuse. Kyler’s vehicle was pulling out onto SR 15 from a parking area when he struck Custer’s vehicle, which was traveling northbound in a construction zone. No injuries were reported in the accident. Damage up to $10,000.
5:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, West Old Road 30, near North CR 600W, Warsaw. Driver: Yomayra R. De Arce, 36, East Old Road 30 25W, Warsaw. De Arce was traveling west on Old Road 30 when a deer entered the roadway. Damage up to $2,500.
8:57 p.m. Thursday, April 2, South SR 15, north of West CR 550S, Claypool. Driver: Kristina M. Smiley, 50, West 4th Street, North Manchester. Smiley was traveling south on SR 15 when a deer entered the roadway. No injuries were reported in the accident. Damage up to $25,000.
7:35 a.m. Thursday, April 2, North CR 350W, north of West John Road, Warsaw. Drivers: David D. Arnold, 47, Wooster Road 24, Winona Lake; and Erik S. Sechrist, 48, North Mark Lane, Warsaw. Arnold was traveling south on North CR 350W when his vehicle entered the northbound lanes of traffic, striking Sechrist’s vehicle head-on. Sechrist complained of chest pain and was checked by EMS at the scene. Damage up to $25,000.
12:53 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, North CR 300E, south of East CR 1000N, Syracuse. Driver: Kevin A. Kemper, 64, North South Channel Drive, Syracuse. Kemper was traveling north on CR 300E when his vehicle left the roadway, entering a ditch. Kemper could not remember how the accident occurred. Kemper sustained injuries to his head and hand and was taken to a hospital by Lutheran EMS. Damage up to $25,000.
12:42 pm. Wednesday, April 1, 221 W. School St., Leesburg. Driver: Jessica L. Kentch, 37, North SR 13, Pierceton. Kentch was pulling her vehicle into a parking lot when her vehicle struck the north side of a Dollar General building. No injuries were reported in the accident. Damage up to $10,000.