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September 29, 2013

Five people injured in two-vehicle crash

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at C.R. 19 and C.R. 26, one mile west of Goshen.

According to Elkhart County police, around 2:53 p.m. a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Heather Morales, 38 of Mishawaka, stopped at a stop sign facing west on C.R. 36. When the vehicle proceeded into the intersection it was struck by a 1990 Cadillac driven by Marissa Kreiner, 23, of Goshen.

Injured were Kriener, Morales and her passengers, Thyra Haperman, 72, South Bend, Jordyn Mora, 11, Mishawaka, and Mikayla Morales, 11, Mishawaka.

Police said all five were transported to IU Health Goshen Hosptial with non-life threatening injuries. Police cited Heather Morales for failure to yield.

Crash reports

• A two-vehicle crash left one injured Saturday afternoon at C.R.s 29 and 127, three miles south of Goshen.

According Elkhart County police, a 1995 Dodge driven by Jesse Haab, New Paris, was headed east on C.R. 127 west of C.R. 29. Police say Haab’s vehicle pulled out in front of a northwest bound 1992 Mazda driven by Sandra McKenzie of Syracuse on C.R. 29.

A passenger in McKenzie’s vehicle, Donald McKenzie, Syracuse, complained of neck pain and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police cited Haab for failure to yield.

• A one-vehicle crash around 7:10 p.m. Saturday on C.R. 36 west of C.R. 17, one mile south of Goshen injured a Goshen man. Police said a 1999 Nissan Maxima driven by John A. Freshour, 43, left C.R. 36 and struck a NIPSCO utility pole . Freshour was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital with a complaint of chest pain.

• Elkhart County police said an Elkhart man was injured when an unidentified Toyota driving westbound on C.R. 6 at Pack Six Drive struck the man with its side-view mirror around 6:09 a.m. Sunday in Elkhart. The pedestrian, identified by police as Daniel Nolte, 26, Elkhart, was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital with a possible broken elbow and pain throughout the left side of his body, according to police.

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