The cause of the accident in Goshen was discussed Wednesday morning, but it sent one person to the hospital regardless.
Goshen police reported that the crash occurred at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of U.S. 33 and 1st Street.
Kathleen Lind, 73, of Goshen, who was driving a black Kia Niro, stated she was turning right onto US 33 from First Street. As she was heading onto Pike Street, Alejo Hernandez Rodriguez, 52, of Goshen, who was driving a silver Chevrolet Silverado, struck the back of her car.
Lind and her husband refused medical treatment at the scene, but Lind suffered a laceration to the back of her head and her husband took her to Goshen Hospital. It was later learned that Lind would undergo tests with staples in the back of her head.
Hernandez Rodriguez told police he was traveling west on Pike near First Street when the car pulled out in front of him, and he was unable to avoid a collision. No injuries were reported. Witnesses also believe Lind pulled out in front of Hernandez Rodriguez, according to the police report, but Lind’s husband said the Silverado did not have its headlights on at the time of the crash.
One car crash
A Michigan man was taken to the hospital after he was spooked by a tractor stopped on the road Thursday morning.
At 7:27 a.m., police say Christopher Laracco, 51, of New Buffalo, Michigan, was traveling south on US 33 outside Millersburg when he ran off the right side of the road near CR 52, striking the front of his GMC Acadia. 2022. On a culvert in response to a tractor stop at the westbound intersection on CR 52. Laracco was transported to Goshen Hospital for non-incapacitating injuries.
According to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, the following people are considered absent without leave after failing to return to the Elkhart County Work Release Center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen:
•Ronald Champey, 27, homeless, failed to return at 4 a.m. Oct. 28.
• Taylor Elizabeth Clements, 26, of South Bend, failed to return at 12:23 a.m. Oct. 29.
• Bradley Novak, 26, of Elkhart, failed to return at 12:32 p.m. Oct. 30.
• Ross Holdman reported to Elkhart County deputies at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday that a license plate was stolen from a vehicle on September 15 and had been used on other vehicles since.
• Multiple people reported to Elkhart County deputies at 1:55 p.m. that someone entered three vehicles and removed property from inside them at Lighthouse Autism Center, 23426 US 33, Elkhart.
• Cayo Bonthe reported to Elkhart County deputies that between 10 and 11:04 a.m. on Oct. 27, someone stole a new phone from 23256 Greenleaf Blvd., Elkhart.
• Jackie Contreras reported to Elkhart County deputies at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday that someone changed her Social Security Income account information and stole more than $3,000 from her bank account, at 529 Broadmore Estates, Goshen.
John Phillips reported to Elkhart County deputies at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday the location of a Ruger .22 long rifle at the property at 51798 CR 23, Bristol.