Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputy injured in three-vehicle crash

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A Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured in a three-vehicle collision Monday.

The crash happened at about 9:56 a.m. Monday on West U.S. 30 near the intersection with North Parker Street, Warsaw, according to a Warsaw Police Department report.

A Deputy from Warsaw was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for serious injuries, the report states. 

Monday evening, Sheriff Kyle Dukes said the deputy was taken to KCH because of head injuries. He was then released from the hospital at about 4:15 p.m. 

Dukes said the deputy was complaining of back, neck and head pain and had a large cut to the head. 

The driver of a commercial truck told police he wasn’t pay attention to his surroundings when driving east on U.S. 30. When he approached the intersection of North Parker Street he looked up, but didn’t have enough time to react before making contact with the rear of the blue 2016 Ford Explorer police SUV.

Results from a voluntary blood draw are pending for the commercial truck driver. 

The driver of a third vehicle said he was stopped in traffic on U.S. in his white 1994 Ford pickup truck and was waiting on the stoplight at the intersection when he was hit from behind by the police SUV.

Neither the truck driver nor the driver of the third vehicle were injured. 

Damage was estimated at $10,000 to $25,000.