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January 25, 2014

Several hurt in various wrecks

Several people were hurt in recent automobile-related crashes:

• A Goshen woman was injured when she was hit by a truck Thursday afternoon.

The mishap occurred at 4:19 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street. Goshen police said Lloyd Hostetler, 59, Goshen, was driving south on Fifth Street in a Hoover Feed truck. Hostetler was turning west onto Lincoln when the vehicle struck Margaret Watts, 54, Goshen, who was walking south in the crosswalk. Hostetler told police he didn’t see Watts.

Watts suffered a head injury and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment, according to the police report. She was later transferred to Elkhart General Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition Friday afternoon.

• A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash three miles west of Goshen Thursday.

The mishap occurred at 5:12 a.m. on C.R. 30 west of C.R. 13. Elkhart County police said Christopher Beachy, 26, Goshen, was driving west in a 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Police said Beachy lost control of the Jeep on the icy road. The vehicle went off the north side of C.R. 30 and struck a utility pole.

Beachy suffered a dislocated left leg and facial bleeding as a result of the collision. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wilkinson Street and Indiana Avenue in Goshen Thursday.

The mishap occurred at 5:13 a.m. Goshen police said Grant Simpson, 17, Goshen, was driving a 2011 Dodge Durango east on Wilkinson. Simpson tried to stop but the vehicle slid into the intersection and collided with a 2003 Buick Regal driven by Dixie Mullins, 65, Goshen.

The collision caused both vehicles to wind up in the front yard at 904 W. Wilkinson, police reported.

Simpson suffered head pain as a result of the crash, and Mullins suffered rib pain. Both declined medical treatment.

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