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March 8, 2014

Westview teen remains critical after wreck

A Westview High School student remained in critical condition Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash Thursday in LaGrange County.

Jaid Rex, 16, was listed in critical at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Her sister, Mikayla Rex, 18, was listed in fair condition Friday.

The sisters were injured in a collision around 7:51 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Ind. 5 and C.R. 200 South near Emma. LaGrange County police said Mikayla Rex was driving a 1994 Buick Century and pulled into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by James V. Troyer, 21, Ligonier. The vehicles collided.

Westview Superintendent Randy Zimmerly said the sisters were headed to school when the wreck occurred.

Police said Rex’s view may have been obstructed by a snow pile on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Crash reports

Motorists were injured in recent crashes responded to by Elkhart County police:

• A two-vehicle crash injured a driver north of Goshen Thursday afternoon.

The mishap occurred around 2:12 p.m. on C.R. 21 south of C.R. 26. Police said Galen B. Ramer, 54, Nappanee, was stopped facing south on C.R. 21, just on the downside of a hill, in a 1997 Ford truck with a flatbed trailer. A southbound 2002 Buick passenger car driven by Nahomie A. Sanchez, 28, Goshen, approached the truck and trailer, which police said was stopped without hazard lights activated.

Police said Sanchez swerved to avoid a crash but lost control of the Buick. Sanchez’s vehicle sideswiped the driver’s side of the truck.

Sanchez suffered pain to her neck, face and back as a result of the collision and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital.

No citations were issued at the scene, police reported.

• A driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision south of Middlebury Thursday.

The mishap occurred around 3:17 p.m. at C.R.s 35 and 28. Police said a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Jody Yoder, 40, Middlebury, collided with a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Brian Lambright, 29, Shipshewana. The Yoder vehicle then went off the north side of C.R. 28 and struck a utility pole support cable.

Yoder suffered neck and back pain as a result of the crash and was treated at the scene.

Police said Lambright was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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