WARSAW – The driver whose vehicle destroyed a traffic light control box on East Center Street in Warsaw Thursday night suffered a medical emergency and passed out before the crash, according to a police report.
Cory Young, 41, of Goshen, told police he was extremely dehydrated after a change in medication and passed out before the crash happened around 5:41 p.m. Thursday.
Young’s Honda Odyssey was heading west on Center Street when it left the south side of the road near Cleveland Street.
Young told police he did not remember anything from the incident after approaching the intersection.
The vehicle struck the utility box and continued through the parking lot of Fire Station No. 2 before coming to rest in a parking lot on the west side of the building.
The impact of the crash sheared the box off its base.
Young suffered a minor cut to the head but did not require hospitalization.
Damage was estimated to be between $25,000 – $50,000.
The city issued a news release warning that a four-way stop sign will be used at the intersection until the box is replaced.
“We were informed it is possible this could take several weeks to fix,” said Brad Kellar, public information officer for Warsaw Police.