By Deb Patterson
MILFORD — A Jeep Compass became partially submerged in a pond following a two-vehicle crash at CR 1300N and CR 300E, east of Milford. The accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The crash involved a Ford Explorer and the Jeep Compass. Drivers of both vehicles sustained apparent minor injuries and a passenger in the Compass suffered a bump to the head and complained of pain.
Don Troyer, 83, North Creek Bend Drive, Milford, and his wife, Helen, were westbound in their Jeep Compass, when their vehicle was struck by the unknown female driver of the Ford Explorer, who is believed to have been traveling northbound. The impact tore the metal off the Compass’ back passenger door on the driver’s side. The Jeep reportedly spun around several times before it went into the pond on the northwest side of the intersection.
Troyer and his wife were trapped in the vehicle, with water entering the vehicle, until Milford Firefighters arrived to extricate the couple. The driver of the Ford was able to exit the vehicle on her own and was able to walk to the ambulance.
Lutheran EMS transported Troyer to Goshen Hospital with his wife being transported by private vehicle. The driver of the Ford was transported to Goshen Hospital by Turkey Creek Fire/Paramedics.
Milford Fire Department, Syracuse Police, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police responded with the two ambulance services.