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January 16, 2014

Several hurt in various wrecks

Several people were injured in recent crashes responded to by local police:

• Two pedestrians were hurt when they were struck by a vehicle Tuesday near the Aldi supermarket in Goshen.

The mishap occurred shortly after 1 p.m. According to Goshen police, Deborah D. Sutton, 66, Millersburg, was driving out of the parking lot and onto Eisenhower Drive in a 2013 Lexus. Sutton didn’t see two pedestrians in front of her preparing to cross the street, and the Lexus collided with them.

The vehicle struck Leanna Kauffman, 73, Middlebury, in the hip, and Kauffman fell to the ground. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment. The other pedestrian, Marion Kauffman, 75, Middlebury, was hit in the lower leg.

• A two-vehicle crash injured two drivers Tuesday morning at U.S. 20 and C.R. 21.

The mishap occurred around 6:26 a.m. Elkhart County police said a 2002 Ford F350 driven by Kerry Schrock, 38, Elkhart, collided with a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by William Tussing, 57, Goshen.

Both drivers suffered back pain as a result of the crash. Police said Tussing was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

• A one-vehicle crash injured a driver near LaGrange Tuesday afternoon.

The mishap occurred around 3:43 p.m. on C.R. 250 West south of C.R. 100 south. LaGrange County police said Leanna W. Wengerd of Wolcottville was driving north in a 1991 Chevrolet van. The vehicle went through some water, and Wengerd lost control of the vehicle.

Police said the van went off the road, struck a mailbox and rolled over several times. Wengerd suffered pain and a head abrasion as a result of the crash.

• A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash west of Goshen Tuesday afternoon.

The mishap occurred around 2:23 p.m. on C.R. 13 south of C.R. 32. Elkhart County police Jerry Braasch, 32, Elkhart, was driving north in a 1996 Ford Taurus and fell asleep. The vehicle went off the road a struck a utility pole.

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