One critical, two injured after head-on crash

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police
Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A man is in critical condition and two more are in the hospital after a head-on crash Wednesday morning. Police are investigating the two-car crash that happened around 7 a.m. in the 8600 block of West State Road 4 in Steuben County.

Indiana State Police said a 1996 Doge minivan driven by Shelia Redman, 35, was headed westbound on State Road 4, between County Roads 800 West and 900 West. For an unknown reason the minivan traveled into oncoming traffic and struck a 2002 Oldsmobile head-on. Redman had been wearing her seat belt at the time suffered injuries to her left leg. The driver of the Oldsmobile, Kalib Jackson from Rome City was not wearing his seat belt and suffered a broken right leg.

Jackson was driving Benjamin Murrary, 20, from Wawaka who was pinned and extricated by firefighters. He suffered internal injures and was taken to a hospital in Fort Wayne. Murray is listed in critical condition.

The incident is still under investigation.

Assisting Indiana State Police at the scene were the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Ashley Police Department, Hudson Fire Department, Salem Center Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, Samaritan and Bill’s Professional Towing. 

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