Tuesday Night Accident Injures One Person
Wednesday Jul 04, 2018 2:04pm
State Road 327 @ County Road 36 • Garrett, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

One person was sent to the hospital following a Tuesday night crash near Garrett.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, a vehicle driven by a 15 year-old male from Wichita Kansas was traveling northbound in the 3600 block of State Road 327 when the vehicle ran off of the east side of the road. Reports indicate that the teen over-corrected and lost control.

Upon losing control the vehicle, the teen driver struck a vehicle driven by Troy Hypes, age 43 of Waterloo. Investigators say that Hypes was stopped facing west preparing to make a turn at County Road 36 onto 327.

Both vehicles came to rest of the northeast corner of the intersection. A back seat passenger in the vehicle driven by the 15 year old was taken by EMS to DeKalb Health for complaint of back pain.

The 15 year old was not named in the release due to his age. The passenger in his vehicle that was taken to the hospital was identified as Kristiana Szobody, age 50 of Fort Wayne.

Assisting the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department at the scene was DeKalb County EMS, the Garrett Police Department, and the Waterloo Fire Department.

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