By Liz Shepherd
ETNA GREEN — Four people sustained minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident in Etna Green on Thursday.
At 3:39 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on West US 30, west of North SR 19 in Etna Green.
Amy E. Butler, 55, Warsaw, was driving a silver 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan west on US 30. Butler told officers while she was approaching the intersection of US 30 and SR 19, she had the right-of-way according to the automatic traffic control devices. Butler turned left onto SR 19.
While crossing the eastbound lanes of US 30, her vehicle was struck on the passenger’s side by a silver 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser driven by Sandy P. Hatcher, 58, Warsaw.
Hatcher told officers she was traveling east on US 30 and that she had the right-of-way according to the automatic traffic control devices. While proceeding through the intersection, Butler’s vehicle turned left in front of Hatcher’s, resulting in a collision.
No witnesses were at the scene to report who had the right-of-way at the time of the accident.
Hatcher complained of chest pain due to the accident. Three passengers in Butler’s vehicle sustained minor injuries. Alizah Robertson, 3, Warsaw, had a neck abrasion. Talon M. Robertson, infant, Warsaw, sustained a bruise to his shoulder and upper arm area. Jeremy Robertson, 31, Warsaw, complained of chest pain.
Two of the passengers in Butler’s vehicle were taken to a local hospital for their injuries. The accident report does not state who specifically was transported from the scene.
Damages are estimated at up to $100,000.
Lutheran EMS, Etna Township Fire Department, Atwood Fire Department and Indiana conservation officers assisted at the scene.