One Injured in Accident in Washington Township

A woman was injured after an accident in Washington Township Wednesday night.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was driving at a high rate of speed on 700 E. just north of 25 N. in Starke County. She reportedly went off the roadway by the Eagle Creek Cemetery and hit the fence. This caused her vehicle to spin around and hit a tree. Her car came to rest against another portion of the cemetery’s fence. She was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident and later transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department continue to investigate this accident and alcohol is believed to be a factor in this case.