Area Accident Reports
Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents:
7:47 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, East CR 650S, west of South CR 700E, Pierceton. Driver: Erica F. Alma, 24, South Franklin Street, Sidney. Hit deer. Damage up to $10,000.
1:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, South SR 15 and West CR 700S, Claypool. Drivers: Gary L. Combs, 61, North Hiawatha Drive, Syracuse, and Anthony J. Atherton, 36, Council Ring Boulevard, Kokomo. Combs turned left onto SR 15 and failed to see the Atherton vehicle. Damage up to $5,000.
Officers with the Pierceton Police Department investigated the following accident:
3:18 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, East CR 350S, Pierceton. Michael J. Lovejoy, 44, Winding River Court, Fort Wayne. Lovejoy suffered an abrasion to the head. Lovejoy was westbound on Ryerson Road, and continued across SR 13 onto CR 350S. His vehicle continued straight into Hillcrest Cemetery. The driver told police he was on Auburn Road in Fort Wayne and did not know how he arrived at the current location. It is believed he had an epileptic episode and was transported to the hospital. There were nine memorials that were either damaged or destroyed. Damage up to $100,000.
Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents:
8:52 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, Pierceton Road, east of Freedom Lane, Warsaw. Drivers: Terrence M. Brown, 19, South Packerton Road, Winona Lake, and R.P. Schmitt, 62, Park Avenue, Winona Lake. Brown went to pass the Schmitt vehicle but did not pull into the other lane fast enough causing his vehicle to hit the back of the Schmitt vehicle. Damage up to $2,500.
4:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, East Center Street and South Colfax Street, Warsaw. Driver: Katherine L. Miller, 77, East Wooster Road, Pierceton. Injured: Roma J. Terrell, 47, South SR 25, Rochester. Terrell, a pedestrian, complained of pain to the back. Miller made a left turn from Colfax onto Center Street, failing to see Terrell crossing the street. Terrell was transported to a hospital. Damage under $750.
3:02 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, Walton Boulevard. Drivers: Irene Ramirez Luevano, 38, East CR 200N, Warsaw, and Lindsay S. Lewis, 34, East Old Road 30E, Warsaw. Luevano was backing from a parking space and failed to see the Lewis vehicle. Damage up to $5,000.
9:41 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Lake City Highway, west of Silveus Crossing. Warsaw. Driver: Kenneth M. Bell, 49, Carroll St., South Bend. Hit deer. Damage up to $5,000.