Last Updated on May 11, 2023 by Cass County Sheriff’s Department
On Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at approximately 8:21 p.m., Cass County Central Dispatch received numerous calls of a two-vehicle crash at County Road 400 South and State Road 29. Several deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Units from the Walton Fire Department, Logansport Fire Department, Cass County Fire District #1, Indiana State Police and Cass County Emergency Medical Service also responded to the crash. Initial scene assessment found two passenger cars collided coming to rest southeast of the intersection.
Preliminary investigation by Deputy Michael Thomison found that 24-year-old Lily Kochell of Logansport, IN, had been driving a 2015 Dodge Dart eastbound on County Road 400 South at State Road 29 when she failed to yield the right of way to a southbound 2004 Saturn Ion. The Saturn was driven by 37-year-old Amanda Janeway of Logansport.
A medical helicopter was requested at the scene by medical personnel for Kochell. She was flown to a trauma center in Fort Wayne, IN with serious injuries. A 3-year-old juvenile passenger restrained in a child seat in the Dodge Dart was transported by ambulance to Logansport Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The drive of the Saturn, Amanda Janeway, was taken by ambulance to IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, IN with serious injuries. A 3-year-old juvenile passenger restrained in a car seat in the Saturn was also transported for non-life-threatening injuries to the Lafayette hospital.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene with substantial damage. The roadway was closed for approximately one and a half hours for crash investigation by crash reconstructionists and crash cleanup.
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 Department