Crash sends three to hospital

By The Paper Staff

An automobile accident Saturday, May 5, on U.S. 24 West in Wabash sent three to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, at about 12:02 p.m. Saturday, Elizabeth P. Estep, 82, North Manchester, was traveling on U.S. 24 West and attempted to turn onto County Road 200 West.

A passenger in the vehicle, Ty A. Estep, 53, North Manchester, said she told her not to turn because another vehicle was traveling the opposite direction on U.S. 24. He said she did not hear her and turned.

Amanda L. Bull, 28, Union City, Mich., was traveling westbound on U.S. 24 when Elizabeth Estep traveled northbound across the westbound lane of U.S. 24, failing to yield, driving directly in front of Bull.

Bull attempted to slow down, but was unable to avoid a collision with Elizabeth Estep.

According to the accident report:

Elizabeth Estep was transported via helicopter to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, suffering a brain bleed, right rib fractures, abdominal bleeding, a cut on the left arm, and had a complaint of pain in the left leg.

Ty Estep was transported via ambulance to Wabash Parkview Hospital and sustained a fractured neck.

Bull was transported via helicopter to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, suffering a dislocated right ankle, torn ligaments, and a dislocated left hip.

Posted on 2018 May 15