Driver cited in two-vehicle injury crash in Goshen

GOSHEN, Ind, -- Deputies responded to a two-vehicle injury crash on Tuesday at 4:17 p.m. on County Road 17, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say the first vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 36-year-old New Paris man, was traveling north on County Road 17 at the time of the crash.

The second vehicle, a 2019 GMC terrain, driven by a 49-year-old man from New Paris, was also traveling north on County Road 17 behind the trailer.

The Silverado was allegedly breaking and turning right into a driveway when the second vehicle ran into the backside of the trailer. The driver of the GMC said that they did not see the trailer breaking until the last minute because the trailer did not have operational break lights, according to the sheriff's office.

The driver of the Silverado stated that the trailer did not have properly working lights and that the trailer was not registered, according to responding deputies.

As a result of the crash, the driver of the GMC was transported by EMS to Elkhart General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries identified as facial lacerations.

The GMC was towed as a result of the damage it sustained to the front end of the vehicle.

The driver of the Silverado was cited for not having proper trailer registration and not having operational taillights.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the case.

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