PERU — Three people were injured after a two-vehicle accident in Miami County.
At 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident on Old US 31 at Miami CR 1000N.
The preliminary crash investigation by ISP Senior Trooper A.J. Coffee and Master Trooper Todd Trottier revealed that Kristy Berggren, 31, Macy, was driving a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander west on CR 1000N. Berggren stopped at stop sign on Old US 31 and then proceeded into the intersection. The Mitsubishi was hit in the passenger side by a southbound 2002 Ford F-250. The Ford driven by Derek Bradley, 38, Rochester, had the right of way and was not required to stop.
ISP Captain Jeremy Kelly was one of the first police officers at the scene. He found eight-month-old Gunner Berggren, a passenger in the Mitsubishi, not breathing and without a pulse. Kelly, along with good Samaritans, initiated CPR. Gunner registered a pulse before being taken to a South Bend hospital. Kristy was initially taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital but was later taken to a South Bend hospital with a neck injury. Lilliana Stroud, 5, Macy, a passenger in the Mitsubishi, was taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Bradley was uninjured.
This is an ongoing investigation. At this time neither the use of alcohol nor narcotics is suspected as being a contributing factor in the crash.
Trottier and Coffee were assisted at the scene by the Macy Fire Department, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, Miami County EMA, ISP Captain Jeremy Kelly, ISP Lieutenant TJ Zeiser, ISP First Sergeant Tomson, and Lutheran EMS.