A dangerous and deadly weekend on area roads, highways

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It was a dangerous and deadly weekend on area roads and highways.

A crash in the eastbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road near mile marker 59 caused a back-up of at least four miles.

The collision, on Sunday morning, Feb. 26, involved a semi and at least one other vehicle. The semi lost its load of pet food, which spilled onto the highway, according to  listener reports.

There were no injuries, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.


In a separate incident, two women were hospitalized after a crash on U.S. 31 near Snow Road.

It happened around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The vehicle the two women were in swerved into the median, according to a news release from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

The 29-year-old Indianapolis woman driving the vehicle then over-corrected and the vehicle overturned, the sheriff’s department stated.

The driver and a 29-year-old South Bend woman who was a passenger were both ejected from the vehicle.

They were taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not known.


A man from Wakarusa was killed after crashing into wetland near Ligonier.

The collision happened around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the area of 1100 North and 500 West,  according to WNDU.

Michial Thompson II, 39, was found, face down in the water, after the collision.

He was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital where he died.

There is no word on what caused Thompson to lose control of the vehicle.


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