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Local man airlifted from weekend crash

August 23, 2010

A local man was seriously injured Saturday morning when the truck he was driving was struck by a car which did not stop at a stop sign.
Thirty-two-year-old Jason Christman was listed in critical condition this morning at Parkview Hospital after he sustained neck and spinal injuries in the crash at county roads 800 South and 600 East.
Two passengers in his truck, 59-year-old Ova D. Stephens and 31-year-old Justin Stephens, also suffered injuries and were taken by ambulance to Parkview in Fort Wayne, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver of the car which hit the truck, 23-year-old Aaron J. Paul of Roanoke, told police he frequently travels county Road 600 East, but said he forgot the stop sign was at county Road 800 South, according to the crash report.
He said he did not see the stop sign until he was at the intersection, according to the report.
Police issued Paul a ticket for failure to yield at a through highway.
Pual and a passenger in his car, 23-year-old Andrew O. Paul, both suffered minor cuts and were not treated by medics.

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