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March 10, 2014

Driver jailed for drunk driving after early-morning wreck

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash north of Millersburg early Sunday morning. One driver was subsequently arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 4 around 12:30 a.m. Elkhart County police said a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Michael Murray, 51, Syracuse, was headed south. Police said Murray failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and the Prius struck a westbound 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Nathan Stutzman, 19, Goshen.

Murray suffered head and chest pain as a result of the crash and was transported via ambulance to IU Health Goshen Hospital. A passenger in the Prius, Angel Murray, 50, Syracuse, suffered chest pain but signed off on medical treatment at the scene. A passenger in the Durango, Marlene Yoder, 17, Millersburg, suffered head pain but also signed off on medical treatment.

After the crash, Michael Murray was arrested on the OWI charge. He was also cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Crash victim in critical condition

A Westview High School student remained hospitalized in critical condition Sunday 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 Sunday.

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.

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