Two Injured After Saturday Night Crash In Warsaw

WPD Press Release – Late Saturday, March 26th at approximately 11:00 p.m., emergency responders were summoned to the intersection of U.S. 30 and Silveus Crossing for a serious injury crash involving two passenger vehicles. Units arrived to find both vehicles in the ditch on the northwest corner of the intersection. A 1998 Volkswagen Passat was sitting up against the traffic signal support pole with both its occupants entrapped. The second vehicle, a 2004 Jeep Liberty, had also crashed into the traffic signal control box, disabling the traffic signals at the intersection. Warsaw Wayne Fire Territory extricated the occupants of the Volkswagen. The driver, 25 year old Cody Rose, of Etna Green, was transported by ambulance to Fort Wayne. The passenger of the Volkswagen, Ryan Scott, 23 years old of Warsaw, was flown by Lutheran Air, which landed at the scene in the westbound lanes of U.S. 30. Both are in critical condition at Lutheran Hospital. The driver of the Jeep Liberty, 41 year old Maria Luisa Ugalda-Rosas of Warsaw, refused any medical attention. She was however transported by police to Kosciusko Community Hospital as standard protocol for toxicology testing for a driver involved in a serious injury crash. Toxicology results are pending for both drivers. The preliminary investigation indicates that the Jeep Liberty was westbound on U.S. 30 and had a green traffic signal when the Volkswagen, traveling northbound, pulled into the path of the Jeep Liberty. The crash remains under investigation. U.S. 30 westbound was completely closed for approximately one hour as the scene was investigated and the helicopter landed. One westbound lane was opened until the damaged vehicles could be removed. INDOT worked throughout the night to restore the traffic signals. Warsaw Police were assisted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Warsaw Wayne Fire Territory, Lutheran EMS Kosciusko, Lutheran Air, and INDOT.