I injured in police car crash
PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth Police Department officer was treated for minor injuries and released following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Oak Tuesday morning.
The officer, Ryan Richey, was driving a 2010 Dodge Charger police cruiser north on Oak en route to back up a fellow officer on a non-emergency call at 1:26 a.m.; no emergency lights or siren were being used. Richey told the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department that he had the green light, and slowed down before entering the intersection. He said he did not see a westbound 2005 Volvo semi driven by Jasmin Mustedcanagic of St. Louis, Mo., and struck the vehicle on the side.
Mustedcanagic said he had the green light, proceeded through the intersection and could not stop in time to avoid the collision.
Witness Rickie Smith of Michigan City, traveling westbound behind the semi, said Richey stopped at the intersection and then proceeded. He said Mustedcanagic entered the intersection and was struck.
Richey was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth and treated for minor injuries and released.
Mustedcanagic was cited several violations by the Indiana State Police Department of Transportation.
The sheriff’s department was assisted by Plymouth Fire/EMS and the ISP.
The accident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s department.