Police reports: Man dies; squad car crashes; car in house; and more
Man crushed by car at salvage yard
PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Coroner’s Office investigated a fatal accident this afternoon at an auto salvage yard in Plymouth.
Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said 46-year-old Brian K. Lehiy, of Plymouth, died at 2:34 p.m. when a car he was working underneath fell and crushed him.
He was an employee of Hundt’s Auto Salvage on 5C Road in Plymouth.
Cleavenger says the incident remains under investigation and an autopsy will be preformed Thursday.
Assisting the Coroner were officers from the Marshall County Police Dept. and LaPaz Fire and EMS.
Sheriff’s Department vehicle totaled
PLYMOUTH — A Marshall County Sheriff’s Department vehicle was deemed a total loss following a two-car accident on U.S. 30, just west of the U.S. 31 overpass, Wednesday afternoon.
According to the sheriff’s department, Deputy Jeff Snyder, traveling westbound in the outside lane on U.S. 30 with lights and sirens engaged, was responding to an industrial accident on the north side of Plymouth. A vehicle driven by Nancy S. Eldrege of Janesville, Wis. drifted into the outside lane, causing Snyder to drive into the median to avoid a collision. Upon correcting, he lost control of his vehicle and collided with an embankment on the north side of the highway.
Snyder was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.
Eldrege’s vehicle was undamaged.
The Indiana State Police is investigating the accident.
Car strikes residence
PLYMOUTH — An alleged case of reckless driving resulted in a car striking a home and sent the driver to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Lucas McCallen, 19, of Plymouth lodged a white passenger car into the southeast corner of a residence at 12248 Michigan Road, Plymouth. McCallen, who was initially trapped, was easily removed and transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth with minor injuries.
He was treated, released and then taken to the Marshall County Jail for reckless driving.
Porch window shot out at local home
PLYMOUTH – Two young males allegedly shot out a porch window in the 14000 block of 14th Road Tuesday evening and fled on a dark moped.
According to the Marshall County Police Department, the homeowner followed the two subjects, but lost them in the Culver area. The driver of the moped is described as approximately 15 years old and wearing an olive green shirt. The passenger was approximately 12 years old and wearing an orange shirt.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Marshall County Dispatch Center at 574-936-3187.
2-car crash sends 3 to hospital
BREMEN — A two-car accident on Fir Road sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday evening.
According to the Marshall County Police Department, a southbound 1995 Ford Ranger driven by Martin P. Camp Jr., 32, of Bremen crossed the center line south of 7th Road and struck a 2000 Ford Explorer operated by April R. Baker, 30, of Bourbon.
The drivers and a total of three passengers all reported minor injuries with three of the five subjects transported to Community Hospital of Bremen.
The MCPD was assisted by Bourbon Police, Fire, and EMS at the scene.