Weather-related accident claims life of Culver woman

MARSHALL COUNTY – Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Indiana State Police and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on State Road 17 which claimed the life of a Culver woman. The crash happened on SR 17 just west of the intersection of Quince Rd. near Plymouth.

State police report that the driver of a 1992 Honda, Ralph Ward II, 44, of Culver, was east bound on SR 17 when he lost control on the snow covered road. According to police the vehicle spun out of control and slid off the north side of SR 17 striking a utility pole on the passenger side rear door. Ralph Ward was not injured in the crash.

Front seat passenger, Caroline Ward, 70, of Culver, sustained injuries in the crash and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth.

Rear seat passenger Linda Ward, 46, also of Culver, was killed in the crash. Linda Ward sustained a severe head injury in the accident. She was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth were she was pronounced dead.