PASSENGER DIES: Roll-over on Ind. 5 causes death; serious injury to driver

Staff Writer

SOUTH WHITLEY – An 87-year-old Hartford City woman is dead after the vehicle she was a passenger rolled over multiple times mid-Saturday morning.

According to Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Maddox, a witness said the vehicle was headed north on Ind. 5 near Cleveland Road around 10:23 a.m. when it went off the west side of the road. The driver of the vehicle, Michael E. Shannon, 64, Hartford City, over-corrected it and the 2003 Chevrolet utility vehicle veered to the other side of the road before rolling over multiple times.

The passenger in the vehicle, Veleda I. Shannon, 87, same address in Hartford City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shannon, the driver, was taken to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, with internal injuries.