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More Information on Accident on US 20 Tuesday
Wednesday Apr 26, 2017 6:02pm
US 20 LaGrange, IN
An accident with multiple injuries happened just after 4 p-m Tuesday on U-S 20 east of Lagrange.
The crash at the intersection of County Road 500 East involved three vehicles.
The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department says a northbound Chevy Cobalt driven by 19-year-old Rachel Otto of Lagrange pulled from the intersection into the path of a westbound SUV on U-S 20. The impact pushed the SUV into a third vehicle that was stopped at the stop sign on the north side of the highway.
Otto had to be extricated from the car and was flown by the Samaritan helicopter Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening according to police.
26-year-old Jamie Benavides of Lagrange was driving the first SUV. She was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital with chest pain.
65-year-old Janice Ritchie of LaGrange was the third driver and went to Parkview LaGrange with back pain.
A passenger – 18-year-old Faith Ritchie – also went to Parkview LaGrange with complaint of pain.