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One Killed in Single Car Crash

February 3, 2013

  02/04/13 Shortly after 1:00 p.m. Saturday officers with the Indiana State Police and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on State Road 17 that claimed the life of a Culver woman. The crash happened on SR 17 just west of the intersection of Quince Road west Plymouth.

State police report that the driver of a 1992 Honda, Ralph Ward II, 44, of Culver, was east bound on State Road 17 when he lost control on the snow covered road. According to police the vehicle spun out of control and slid off the north side of St. Rd. 17 striking a utility pole on the passenger side rear door. Ralph Ward was not injured in the crash.

Front seat passenger, Caroline Ward, 70, of Culver, sustained injuries in the crash and was transported to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. Rear seat passenger Linda Ward, 46, also of Culver, was killed in the crash. Linda Ward sustained a severe head injury in the accident. She was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in Plymouth were she was pronounced dead.

Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said it appeared the Linda Ward was an unrestrained rear seat passenger