Warsaw man facing charges following crash in July

Thomas Ryan Jr. (Photo Provided/Kosciusko County Jail)

A Warsaw man is facing OWI charges after marijuana was found in his system following a crash that sent two people to the hospital.

Thomas Jackson Ryan Jr., 19, of 804 E. Main St., Warsaw, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 3:08 p.m. Monday and faces two Level 5 felony charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Dec. 29 in Kosciusko Superior Court III, at 12:15 p.m. July 31, Kosciusko County sheriff deputies responded to a collision on Ind. 15 at CR 300S.

Upon speaking to the drivers, one of which was Ryan, police determined Ryan was driving a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and failed to yield to southbound traffic on Ind. 15. That failure to yield, police said, resulted in Ryan’s vehicle colliding with a SUV traveling south on ind. 15.

The driver of the SUV suffered significant chest injuries, according to court papers, and was flown to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment.

A passenger in Ryan’s vehicle also was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne for a head injury. That passenger had no memory of the crash at the scene, was confused and had pain and swelling behind his left ear, according to the affidavit.

When police spoke with Ryan, according to court papers, he wasn’t able to provide police with any details about what led to the crash, but he did consent to a blood draw. That test showed marijuana was in Ryan’s system, according to the affidavit.

His bond was set at $2,000.