Two vehicles crash head-on on C.R. 17

The two vehicles crashed into each other on C.R. 17 east of Elkhart.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:58 a.m.

ELKHART — A Michigan woman was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash east of Elkhart.

Police and medics were called to the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 6 at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, to a crash between a Pontiac Grand Am and a Ford Escape.

According to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, 22-year-old Samantha Hare of Elkhart was driving the Escape southbound on C.R. 17 and had stopped at the intersection waiting to turn left onto C.R. 6. The traffic signal turned yellow and Hare began to turn. 

As the light turned yellow, the Grand Am, driven by Victoria Bedford, 24, of Niles, entered the intersection driving northbound at a high speed and did not slow for the yellow light or yield for the Escape. The two vehicles crashed head-on, according to police.

Bedford was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of pain to her lower abdomen. Hare and her four passengers were uninjured.

Bedford was cited for failure to yield.

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