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Three people injured after crash on Old U.S. 33 Saturday afternoon

All injuries were non-life-threatening

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 25, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.

ELKHART — Three people were injured in a three-car crash on Old U.S. 33, just west of Elkhart, Saturday afternoon, March 23.

According to a press release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Lisa M. Kuzmits, 51, of Elkhart, was driving east on Old U.S. 33, west of C.R. 3, at 1:34 p.m. Saturday when she crashed into the rear of another vehicle driven by Grizsy Birkhead, 66, of Elkhart.

After the initial collision, Kuzmits’ vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a third vehicle driven by Julia Ritz-Moody, 45, of Granger.

Kuzmits and Ritz-Moody were taken to Elkhart General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in Ritz-Moody’s vehicle, Todd Behling, 33, of Elkhart, was also injured and taken to Elkhart General Hospital.

Kuzmits was cited for speed too fast to avoid a collision.

The crash remains under investigation.




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