Failure to yield causes two-vehicle crash, driver cited, 9-year-old girl suffers minor injury

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The Elkhart County Sheriff's Office reports on Monday, around 5:15 p.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash near U.S. Highway 20 and C.R. 23 South.

The report states a 2009 Honda Accord, driven by a 61-year-old Middlebury man, was traveling east on U.S. Highway 20, just west of C.R. 23 South.

A 2021 Chevy Tahoe, driven by 33-year-old Goshen woman, was stopped on C.R. 23 South, facing north at a stop sign toward U.S. Highway 20.

Authorities say the Tahoe then failed to yield to the right of way, while attempting to turn left to go west on U.S. Highway 20.

The Tahoe then collided with the Accord. The Tahoe had three passengers at the time, including a 9-year-old girl. The 61-year-old man was the lone occupant in his Accord.

Authorities also say the Accord was improperly using the center turn lane, traveling in the lane due to congested traffic back up, about 1,330 feet prior to the C.R. 23 intersection.

Both drivers and the 9-year-old passenger all suffered minor abrasions but were not taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Tahoe was cited for failure to yield to the right of way and for having expired plates.

The driver of the Accord was not cited.

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