Culver Woman Loses Life in Marshall County Crash

A Culver woman lost her life in a single vehicle accident on State Road 17 in Marshall County. Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Indiana State Police and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident just west of the intersection of Quince Road near Plymouth.

According to state police, the driver of a 1992 Honda, Ralph Ward II, 44 of Culver, was headed east on State Road 17 when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road. Police say the vehicle spun out of control before sliding off the north side of the road and striking a utility pole on the passenger side.

Ralph Ward was not injured in the crash, but the front seat passenger, Caroline Ward, 70 of Culver, sustained injuries and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth. Another passenger in the rear seat, Linda Ward, 46 of Culver, was killed in the crash. She sustained a severe head injury in the accident and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth where she was pronounced dead.