A Winamac man turned a little too soon Friday night and wound up driving off the side of the road. Ronald W. Garrett, 76, was southbound on U.S. 35 just south of Winamac and thought he was turning into Casey’s General Store. He was not injured. Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office called a tow truck to pull Garrett’s Chevrolet S-10 out of the ditch, and he drove it from the scene.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.