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Crash injures two and closes roadway for helicopter landing

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by Cass County Sheriff’s Department

On Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at approximately 3:39 p.m., Cass County Central Dispatch was notified of a two-vehicle crash at County Road 300 South and State Road 25. Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Clymers Fire, Logansport Fire, Carroll County Emergency Medical Services and Cass County Emergency Medial Services responded to the crash. Initial scene assessment found a southeast bound Jeep was struck in the driver’s door by a southwest bound Nissan pickup truck. Both vehicles came to rest in the median of State Road 25 at County Road 300 South.

Preliminary investigation by Deputy Jonathan Ousley found that 19-year-old Skyler Wallace, Onward, IN, had been driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee southeast on County Road 300 South when he failed to yield the right of way to a southwest bound 2017 Nissan Titan truck on State Road 25 driven by 58-year-old Shannon Timmons of West Lafayette, IN.

Skyler Wallace had to be extricated by fire personnel before being flown by a medical helicopter to a trauma center in South Bend, IN, with serious injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, Shannon Timmons, was transported to a hospital in Lafayette with serious injuries.

State Road 25 was intermittently closed for approximately one and a half hours during the investigation.

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

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Office