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Crash injures three and diverts traffic; cats missing in area

Last Updated on May 27, 2022 by Cass County Sheriff's Department

On Friday, May 27, 2022 at approximately 8:44 a.m., Cass County Central Dispatch was notified of a two-vehicle crash at the Tyson interchange of US 24/35 and State Road 25. Several deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Units from the Indiana State Police, Cass County Fire District #1, Cass County Emergency Medical Services and the Cass County/Logansport Animal Control Officer also responded to the crash. Initial scene assessment found a van and an SUV collided.

Preliminary investigation by Deputy David Wells found that Lacee Moore, 35, of Thorntown, Indiana, was driving a 2019 Dodge Ram van westbound attempting to cross the intersection. The van was struck by a 2011 GMC Yukon driven southbound by Maria DeWitt, 52, of Logansport. Dewitt was transported by Cass County Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Logansport Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Moore was transported to Logansport Memorial hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger in the Dodge van, Michael Dunca, 26, of Lafayette, had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters. After extrication, he was transported to Indaina University Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana with non-life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene with substantial damage. The roadway was closed for approximately one hour for investigation and crash cleanup.

The Dodge van was transporting nine dogs and twelve cats to Lafayette for veterinarian procedures. None of the animals were injured in the crash, however three cats escaped their transport crates. The animals are still loose in the crash area. Please contact the Cass County Humane Society or Cass County Central Dispatch if one of the felines is spotted loose in the interchange area.

The crash is still under investigation by the Cass County Sheriffs Office. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the office at 574-753-7800.

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