Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Reports

Accidents
Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following accidents:

Monday, Feb. 25, 3:57 a.m. North 200 West, Warsaw. Driver: Juan N. Malagon, 52, River Crest Drive, Warsaw. Driver struck a deer. Damages: up to $5,000

Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:43 p.m. SR 13 South and SR 14 East, Sidney. Driver: Ernie L. Bradley, 57, East Eel River Road, North Manchester. Driver struck a deer. Damages: up to $2,500

Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:40 a.m. South SR 13, Sidney. Driver: Loie M. Hill, 48, North SR 13, Pierceton. Driver struck a deer. Damages: up to $2,500

Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:18 p.m. SR 19 and CR 600 South, Warsaw. Driver: Sarah M. Whetstone, 29, West 600 South, Mentone. Whetstone would not tell police what happened, but the investigating officer determined she was likely southbound on SR 19 and tried to turn onto CR 600 South but went off the road and struck a pole. Whetstone suffered minor facial bleeding. Blood test results are pending. Damages: up to $2,500

Friday, Feb. 22, 8:20 p.m. 3789 E. Armstrong Rd., Warsaw. Driver: Sierra L. Tyson, 16, East Armstrong Road, Leesburg. Driver was westbound on Armstrong Road and lost control due to icy road conditions. The vehicle struck a pine tree. Damages: up to $5,000

Friday, Feb. 22, 4:39 p.m. North 150 West, Warsaw. Driver: James R. Goble, 28, Rosemont Avenue, Warsaw. Goble was northbound on CR 150 West when he crested a hill and saw another accident. He drove off the road and struck a fence. Damages: up to $2,500

Friday, Feb. 22, 3:58 p.m. North 150 West, Warsaw. Taylor M. Kammerer, 17, North 950 East, North Webster. Kammerer was northbound on 150 West and lost control on the slush and snow. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree. Damages: up to $5,000

Friday, Feb. 22, 12:50 p.m. West Old Road 30, Etna Green. Driver: Crystal R. Hill, 24, River Ridge Road, Tippecanoe. Hill lost control on the slush and snow covered road and struck a mail box then a tree. Damages: up to $10,000

Friday, Feb. 22, 10:33 a.m. East Old Road 30, Warsaw. Driver: John P. Burchett, 23, East Old Road 30, Warsaw. Burchett lost control on the icy road and slid off striking a mailbox. Damages: up to $2,500

Friday, Feb. 22, 3:29 a.m. North SR 19, Nappanee. Driver: Myron L. Slabaugh, 21, 15B Road, Bourbon. Slabaugh lost control on the icy road and struck a ditch before the vehicle rolled over at least once. Driver sustained left ankle and back pain but refused medics. Damages: up to $25,000

Friday, Feb. 22, 6:39 a.m. South Zimmer Road and West Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Driver: William R. Eber, 64, South 250 West, Rochester. A second vehicle crossed the center line and struck Eber’s vehicle, but that driver left the scene. Damages: up to $2,500

Friday, Feb. 22, 5:11 a.m. U.S. 30 and North SR 19, Etna Green. Drivers: Isaac E. Cranfill, 27, Woodhaven Drive, Fort Wayne; and John R. Olson, 59, North 1050 West, Etna Green. Cranfill was eastbound on U.S. 30 when the traffic light turned yellow to red and he was unable to stop, colliding with Olson’s vehicle. Damages: up to $10,000

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