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County Police Investigate Accident Friday on St. Rd. 10

01/14/14  On Friday, January 10th at approximately 11:00 A.M. Marshall County Sheriff’s Police Officer Les McFarland responded to State Road 10, west of State Road 17 near Culver for a two vehicle accident.

Arriving on the scene, Ryan N. Misch told Officer McFarland he was working for NIPSCO taking meter readings from houses in the area.   He had been driving westbound on State Road 10 when he was struck from behind by Jonas G. Crispen.  The impact of the accident caused damage to both vehicles as well as personal injuries.

Crispen told the county officer he had no memory of the accident.  Upon checking the status of Jonas Crispen’s license it was found that he had a suspended learner’s permit through the state of Indiana. 

Upon checking the tire marks left at the scene it appeared that Jonas Crispen had run into the back of the NIPSCO truck causing the damage.  Both drivers were treated at the scene by EMS and transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth for treatment. 

This accident is still under investigation and a complete report has been forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Indiana State Police and the Culver Police Department.  Wagner’s Towing along with Lyon’s Towing assisted in the removal of the vehicles.

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