Motorcyclist hurt, one arrested in two-vehicle crash in Leesburg

Photo Provided: Kosciusko County Sheriffs Office

A motorcyclist was hurt and one person was arrested following a two-vehicle accident in Leesburg on Thursday afternoon.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the intersection of State Road 15 and Van Buren Street around 4:50 PM. Officials say 49-year old David Watts of Leesburg was travelling southbound on 15 in his car, when he began to turn onto Van Buren Street, but into the path of a northbound motorcyclist, 32-year old Joshua Parker of Syracuse. Parker’s motorcycle hit the front passenger side of the car.

Parker sustained severe lacerations to his upper thigh and arm and was flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for his injuries. Watts was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The crash remains under investigation.