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Sheriff’s Dept. works pair of crashes

May 12, 2014

Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department worked a pair of crashes over the weekend.

Saturday, at the intersection of Ind. 105 and County Road 1000 South, a man allegedly ran a stop sign, striking another vehicle.

According to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Sills, 66, of South Whitley, was traveling westbound on CR 1000 S., when he ran the stop sign at the intersection with Ind. 105, hitting a truck driven by Kyle Whitehead, 24, of Nappanee.

Whitehead was uninjured in the crash, but Sills suffered a head injury and was taken to a hospital in Fort Wayne.

At 4:23 a.m. Monday morning, the WCSD investigated a single-vehicle crash on Old Trail Road.

According to the crash report, Steven Smith, 56, of Columbia City, was driving a motorcycle on West Old Trail Road when he ran through a large area of mud on the roadway.

Smith lost control of his motorcycle, laying it on its side.
He was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne by ambulance with shoulder pain.

Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Columbia City’s Police Department and the Columbia Township Fire Department.

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