Silver Lake man injured in Marshall County crash

By David Slone

MARSHALL COUNTY — A Silver Lake man was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 31, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

According to an Indiana State Police news release, at approximately 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, Marshall County Dispatch received calls of a crash involving two pickup trucks on U.S. 31 near Ind. 110.

A preliminary investigation by Trooper Jon Hart indicates that a blue 2002 Ford pickup was traveling south on U.S. 31 and made a left turn to go east on Ind. 110. The driver, Matthew Kneller, 54, of Silver Lake, allegedly did not yield to northbound traffic and pulled into the path of a pickup truck.

Kneller’s Ford was hit broadside on the right side by a maroon 2013 Dodge pickup truck that was traveling north in the right lane.

Kneller was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with injuries believed to be serious but not life-threatening, the report states.

The driver of the Dodge, Joseph Mazurek, 35, Booneville, Ky., was not injured in the crash.

Both lanes of northbound U.S. 31 were open at approximately 4:07 p.m.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Argos Police Department, Lutheran Ground and Argos EMS.