Three Injured in Two Vehicle Accident

Three people were injured in a two vehicle accident around 8:30 p.m. last night on U.S. 30 just east of the Grovertown Truck Stop.

Starke County police say that a passenger car was northbound on 1100 East, crossed the median, hesitated in the median, and began to proceed into the path of an oncoming semi. The driver of the semi tried to stop and swerved to the right to attempt to avoid a collision, however the driver could not stop. The semi was loaded at the time of the accident.

Two passengers in the car were transported to the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth with unknown injuries and a third passenger was extricated from the vehicle and flown by MedFlight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. The semi driver was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation and no names are being released at this time. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Hamlet Fire Department, Koontz Lake Fire Department, Starke County EMS and MedFlight.