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February 27, 2014

One hurt in Wednesday wreck

Several motorists were injured in recent crashes responded to by local police:

• A passenger was hurt in a one-vehicle crash south of Goshen Wednesday.

The mishap occurred on C.R. 23 north of C.R. 50 around 4:18 p.m. Elkhart County police said Shannon Witham, 33, Burket, was driving south in a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and lost control of the vehicle on the icy road. The Ford went off the road and went airborne, overturning and coming to rest on the driver’s side.

A passenger, Mary Witham, 48, Burket, suffered back pain as a result of the wreck and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

Shannon Witham was cited for driving too fast for weather conditions. Mary Witham was cited for a seatbelt violation, police said.

• A four-vehicle crash east of Elkhart Thursday injured a driver.

The collision occurred around 5:18 a.m. on Ind. 120, east of C.R. 17. Elkhart County police said Martha Reynaga, 37, Elkhart, was driving east in a 2003 Ford Explorer. The vehicle went left of center and collided with a westbound 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by David Cate, 58, Constantine, Mich.

A westbound 1997 Infiniti 130 driven by Annabelle Wohlford, 23, Elkhart, then struck the Reynaga vehicle, which in turn collided with a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jeffery Larsen, 39, Elkhart. Larsen had tried to avoid the Wohlford vehicle by driving on the shoulder on the north side of the road, police said.

Wohlford suffered leg pain as a result of the crash and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

Police said Reynaga was cited for driving while never receiving a driver’s license, driving without insurance and driving too fast for weather conditions.

• A three-vehicle crash injured a driver on the Ind. 15 overpass in Goshen Wednesday.

The mishap occurred around 8:25 a.m. north of Pike Street. Goshen police said a southbound 1998 International straight truck driven by Terrence Parker Sr., 32, South Bend, slid on the icy road and struck the rear of a 2012 Toyota Yaris driven by Mary E. Strome, 79, Goshen. The impact caused the Strome vehicle to collide with the rear of a 2003 Freightliner semi driven by Arwinder S. Josan, 41, Brampton, Ontario.

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