A Goshen man was injured in a snowmobile crash Sunday.
The mishap occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday on Norfolk Southern railroad property behind 901 E. Madison St. in Goshen. Indiana conservation officers said Travis Eppert, 41, was driving a snowmobile and hauling passenger Stacey Callahan, 43, Goshen. Investigators said Eppert drove his snowmobile into a snowbank and went airborne. When the machine hit the ground, Eppert’s chest slammed into the handlebars.
Eppert suffered rib fractures and chest injuries as a result of the crash. He drove the snowmobile home but quickly began experiencing medical problems, conservation officers said. Callahan called 911 and Goshen fire, police and EMS personnel responded to the call. Eppert was flown from his residence by Memorial Med Flight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where was treated in the intensive care unit for his injuries.
• A two-vehicle crash injured a driver near Topeka Monday morning.
LaGrange County police said the mishap occurred at 4:53 a.m. on C.R. 800 South west of C.R. 400 West. Sergio Lopez-Cortez, 35, Ligonier, was driving east in a 2002 Dodge Caravan. He told police the vehicle struck a snowbank, causing him to lose control of the automobile.
The Dodge went left of center and collided with a 2010 Chevrolet driven by Stacy Gavin, 51, Kendallville. Lopez-Cortez’s vehicle then went off the road and flipped.
Police said Gavin suffered neck and shoulder pain as a result of the crash. She was transported to Parkview Noble Hospital for treatment.
Lopez-Cortez was cited for driving too fast for road conditions, and also for driving without insurance and without a valid driver’s license, police reported.
• Salvadore Plaia of Plymouth told Elkhart County police Friday that someone using a credit card sent to his previous address in Goshen made $2,781.94 worth of fraudulent purchases between April 20 and Dec. 20 last year.