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April 13, 2012

Driver airlifted after car strikes cow

WAKARUSA — An Elkhart driver was airlifted after the car he was driving struck a heifer near Wakarusa early Friday.

The crash occurred at 2:04 a.m. on C.R. 38 west of C.R. 9, two miles northeast of the town limits. Elkhart County police said John Schertz, 47, Elkhart, was driving west on C.R. 38 in a 1994 Honda when the car collided with a stray heifer that was in the road. The animal landed on the windshield and sheered the roof back on the car.

Schertz suffered a head injury, lacerations to his face and head, neck, chest and back pain. He was airlifted to Memorial Hospital of South Bend, where he was listed in good condition Friday morning.

The owner of the heifer was cited for a violation of the Elkhart County Animal Control Ordinance, police reported. The heifer was killed in the crash.

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