By Keith Knepp
SYRACUSE — The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office released the following information on a two vehicle accident that occurred at 8:38 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the intersection of US 6 and US 33, northeast of Syracuse in Elkhart County:
A 2015 Lincoln MKC, driven by Javonta King, 26, Elkhart, was southbound on US 33 and failed to yield to a 2018 Mack semi tractor with trailer traveling westbound on US 6 east of US 6, and who was not required to stop. The truck was driven by Jonathan Stevens, 38, of Kendallville. King’s vehicle entered the intersection and Stevens was not able to stop or avoid impact. Both driver were reportedly wearing seat belts.
The Lincoln received “extreme driver side damage” while the Mack suffered front end damage.
King was unconscious when first responders arrived and was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne by helicopter with injuries not being specified past intermittent consciousness. Stevens was uninjured.
The incident is still under investigation and no enforcement action had been taken at the time of the news release.
Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Turkey Creek Fire Territory and Benton Township Fire and Rescue were among those responding to the scene, which was cleared at approximately 10 a.m
SYRACUSE — A two vehicle accident involving a semi truck and a silver Lincoln SUV resulted in one driver being airlifted from the scene. The collision occurred northeast of Syracuse on US 6 at the intersection of US 33 at approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 6.
Preliminary indications show that the black semi, which was pulling a single trailer, was westbound on US 6 when it collided with the southbound SUV which had entered the intersection. Traffic entering US 6 from US 33 is mandated to stop for traffic by a flashing red light.
An air ambulance was requested to transport the driver of the SUV. The condition of the driver was unknown at press time.
Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Turkey Creek Fire Territory and Benton Township Fire and Rescue were among those responding to the scene, which was cleared at approximately 10 a.m.