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Excessive speed deemed a factor in accident that injures two

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle accident on December 1.

    According to the police report, a 2000 Chevrolet truck driven by Zachary A. Hughes, 16, of Ft. Wayne was traveling north on CR 1000E, approaching the railroad crossing south of CR 750S. Hughes allegedly failed to stop at the crossing’s stop sign and lost control while crossing the tracks and went left of center. The truck went off the west side of the roadway and hit a tree head-on.

    Hughes sustained head and chest injuries due to the accident. A passenger in the truck, Adriana B. Sheets, 15, of Kendallville, Ind., suffered head and facial injuries. Both were transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.

    Excessive speed was a factor in the accident, according to the police report. Hughes was cited for speed too fast to avoid collision, and disregarding a railroad crossing stop sign.

    Assisting the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at the scene was the Stroh Fire Department along with LaGrange and Noble County medics.