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Distracted Driver Receives Minor Injuries in Crash

December 22, 2011

12/23/11 On Tuesday, December 20th at approximately 4:30pm, Patrolman Nicholas Laffoon with the Marshall County Police Department responded to an accident that was on the West County Line Road, just south of 8th Road.

The driver of the 2011 Nissan Pro-4X SUV was Shane R. Jacobs 27 of Bremen.  He told Officer Laffoon that he was traveling southbound on the West County Line Road when he was distracted as he was attempting to use a portable CD player and a small dog had ran in the roadway.  Jacobs swerved to miss the dog and traveled left of the center line and struck a tree on the east side of the roadway.

The SUV came to rest in the middle of West County Line Road and Jacobs was partially trapped in the vehicle.  He was transported to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth with minor injuries.  Marshall County Police were assisted by Plymouth EMS, Plymouth Fire, Starke County EMS, the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, and Koontz Lake Fire Department.