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County Police Investigate Accidents

September 16, 2011

09/19/11 On Sunday, September 11th at 10:48 p.m. Officer Ryan Hollopeter of the Marshall County Police Department responded to the intersection of Beech Road and US 30 for a motorcycle accident.  Upon arrival the officer located Brent Byers 50, of Pierceton who was driving his Black 2006 Kawasaki Motorcycle traveling east bound on US 30 approaching Beech Road.  An unknown white vehicle traveling northbound on Beech Road had failed to stop at the stop sign and entered onto US 30 causing the accident.  Byers stated that he applied the brakes to his motorcycle, but was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision.  Byer’s motorcycle at the last moment was laid on its left side to avoid the collision, causing injuries to Byers and his passenger Brenda Byers.  Byers stated that the vehicle never stopped or returned to the scene.  Both Brent and Brenda Byers were transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital by ambulance with Mr. Byers complaining of pain in his shoulder and arm and Mrs. Byers complaining of head pain.     

Then on Wednesday, September 14th at approximately 7:41 p.m. Patrolman Nicholas Laffoon of the Marshall County Police Department responded to the 19,000 block of US 30 and Rose Road for a 2010 Peterbuilt Semi Tractor Trailer with a tanker trailer that was overturned.  Upon arrival Officer  Laffoon stated that Travis Lord, 25, of Bluford, Illinois the driver of the semi swerved to miss a deer in the roadway; he then ran off the roadway and overturned on the north side of the road.  Cargo in the trailer was Bio-Diesel, and the cargo mostly remained secure in the trailer during the incident.  Lord refused medical treatment at the scene of the collision.  The Marshall County Police Department was assisted by Plymouth Fire Department, Plymouth EMS, INDOT and IDEM at the scene of the collision.  US 30 was also closed for approximately one hour while the vehicle was up righted.

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