A backseat passenger was injured in a two-vehicle collision at Ind. 15, south of C.R. 20, near Goshen Sunday.
The crash occurred at 4:44 p.m. according to Elkhart County police. A 2013 four-door Jeep driven by Scott E. McKee, 43, Goshen, attempted to pass a 2002 Nissan driven by Samuel Espinoza, 20, Goshen. Espinoza and his three passengers were waiting to turn east into the entrance at Broadmore Estates. McKee’s Jeep passed the Nissan on the left and struck the driver’s side, rolled over and landed on its top in a yard on the west side of the road. Julio Rosas Vega, 39, Goshen, was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for complaint of right knee pain. McKee was arrested by police on a charge of driving while intoxicated and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail. McKee was cited for driving at an unreasonable speed. Espinoza was ticketed for a learner’s permit violation.
Elkhart County police reported a single-vehicle rollover crash on Ind. 120, west of C.R. 35 in Middlebury at 2:37 a.m. Sunday. A white 2002 Pontiac Grand Am was found to have rolled over and the driver fled the scene.
Driver hurt in single-vehicle crash
A driver in a single-vehicle crash was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment of severe head injuries Monday. The crash occurred at 10:13 p.m. according to Elkhart County police. Jerry W. Miller, 22, Millersburg, was driving southbound on C.R. 37, north of C.R. 38 in Millersburg. He lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet Venture and struck a tree. Police said Miller was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle. The Elkhart County Crash Investigation Team is investigating the incident.
Man jailed in Elkhart crash
A two-vehicle crash sent a woman to the hospital and a man to jail for driving drunk Monday at U.S. 20 and Nappanee Street in Elkhart. The collision occurred at 4 p.m. According to Indiana State police, a silver Nissan driven by Stephanie Johnson, Elkhart, was rear ended by a gray Chevrolet Malibu driven by Men Mireles, 30, South Bend. Johnson was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of head pain. Mireles was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.