SILVER LAKE — Two Wabash men were airlifted from the scene of a head-on collision on Packerton Road outside Silver Lake on Friday morning, Oct. 1.
The accident happened at 6:22 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Packerton Road in Jackson Township.
According to a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies determined that Kyle Thomas, 18, was traveling northbound on Packerton Road in a 2005 Buick Rainier. He began to pass another vehicle on the crest of a hill.
His vehicle collided with the front end of a southbound 2009 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Jessie R. Monroe, 53.
Following a lengthy extrication, Thomas and Monroe were airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, with non-life-threatening injuries. Thomas had a lower leg injury and Monroe had upper leg/abdominal injuries.
Also responding to the scene were the Silver Lake Police Department, Parkview EMS and Samaritan Air Ambulance, Lutheran Air Ambulance, Sidney, Silver Lake and Claypool fire departments and Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory.