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County Police Investigate Crashes

June 14, 2011

06/15/11 Marshall County police investigated two accidents on Monday, June 13th.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call in reference to an auto accident in the area of 12th Road and US 31. Upon arrival, Patrolman Les McFarland spoke with the drivers in the vehicle.

Louise Skidmore-Vernon 93, of Rochester was driving a 1990 Buick and explained that she was northbound on US 31, when she missed her turn and she pulled over into the emergency lane and stopped. Vernon advised that she was going to cross the northbound lanes of traffic to the cross-over, at the intersection of US 31 and 12th Road and attempted to make it back to the turn off that she missed. Vernon stated that she started to pulled across to the northbound lanes of traffic and did not see a 2010 Cadillac driven by Terry Doane 75, of Peru and passenger Lillian Doane of Peru that was also north bound.  Vernon pulled out in front of the Cadillac causing the accident.

There were no injuries in the accident. Both vehicles were towed due to the damages.

Later Monday, June 13th at approximately 4:15 p.m. Patrolman Brown responded to an accident at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Rose Road.

Kristine Tamlin 44, of LaPorte was traveling north in her 2006 Ford Focus on Rose Road and stopped at the stop sign at Lincoln Highway. Tamlin stated that she didn’t see the 2003 Ford Taurus driven by George Elder Jr. 44, of Knox. Once Tamlin noticed the vehicle she attempted to stop; however it was too late and her vehicle struck the Ford Taurus on the driver’s side.

Elder told Officer Brown that he was traveling west on Lincoln Highway approaching Rose Road, when he noticed Tamlin stop at the stop sign and then proceeded to pull into the intersection. Elder stated that he swerved to the right to avoid the collision; however his vehicle was struck in the driver’s side by Tamlin. Elder’s vehicle came to a rest in a yard on the northwest corner of the intersection facing northwest approximately 50 yards off the roadway. Tamlin’s vehicle came to rest on the northwest corner shoulder of the intersection. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident.