Teenager flown to hospital after crash with cement truck on U.S. 331

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

An 18-year-old woman was flown to a hospital after her car collided with a cement truck on U.S. 331 on Friday morning, Aug. 14.

The woman was driving north on U.S. 331 at about 11:55 a.m. when her vehicle collided with a cement truck traveling south on U.S. 331 and attempting to turn left at Shively, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

The woman suffered multiple fractures and head trauma. She was airlifted from the scene to Memorial Hospital of South Bend, WSBT reported.

The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is investigating the crash per protocol, but police don’t believe that alcohol is a factor at this time, according to the news release.

 

St. Joseph County – At 11:55 am, on August 14, 2015, SJCPD was dispatched to a crash near the intersection of 331 and Shively. A cement truck was traveling South on 331. As he attempted to turn east, he collided with a Kia Optima that was heading north, driven by 18 year old Christina Geist. The driver of the cement truck cooperated with officers at the scene and complained of minor injuries.

Ms. Geist was taken to the hospital. At this time, Ms. Geist is stable, but has multiple fractures and head trauma, including swelling.

The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation.

A crash reconstruction will be performed and further toxicology results are pending. At this time alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.