Dangerous weekend on area roads keeps police agencies busy

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Three people were ejected from a vehicle that crashed in Cass County.

The collision happened on Saturday, May 5, on Quaker Street near Savage Road in Newberg Township.

A 20-year-old man from Elkhart was driving in the eastbound lane on Quaker Street when he lost control of the vehicle causing it to go off the roadway into a ditch and then roll multiple times, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Two other passengers in the vehicle, a 22 year-old old Elkhart man and a 21-year-old Bristol man were also injured.

Police do not believe the three men were using seat belts. Investigators believe speed and alcohol may be factors in the crash.

A bicyclist is recovering after being hit by a car in LaGrange County. It happened around 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 5, on County Road 200 South. A 2011 Fusion and a bicyclist were traveling eastbound when the 54-year-old driver struck the bicyclist who attempted to turn left onto a driveway, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57. The 61-year-old woman on the bike was airlifted to a hospital with injuries to her legs, head and shoulder.

Police around the region are investigating several motorcycle-related crashes that happened this past weekend, including a crash at Ash and Harrion Roads that happened on Saturday afternoon, May 5. A 74-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle, WNDU reported.

Also on Saturday, two motorcycles struck a car in Granger. It happened in the area of State Road 23 and Bittersweet Road. The car was leaving the Dairy Queen when the collision occurred, WNDU reported. One of the motorcyclists was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

A woman from Wabash was killed after the motorcycle she was riding on blew a tire, then crashed. It happened on Saturday night, on U.S. 24 near Miami County Road 300 East, acccording to Indiana State Police. A 34-year-old Warsaw man and his passenger, Taylour Leigh Sparks, 25, were ejected. Sparks was pronounced dead at the scene. The Warsaw man was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital. The two were not wearing helmets, according to Indiana State police.

Five people in an Amish buggy were thrown from their vehicle after it was struck by a pick-up truck.

It happened just after 10 p.m. on Friday, May 4, near County Road 600 West and U.S. 20.

The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle disregarded a stop-sign at the intersection and hit the buggy, according to 95-3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

All five family members, including at least two young children, were hospitalized.

The driver of the pick-up was cited for disregarding a stop sign and speeding.

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