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Courtesy Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department
Emergency responders work at the scene of a crash that injured five people in Kosciusko County on Tuesday night.

5 injured in head-on crash

Five people – including two teenagers – were injured in a head-on crash Tuesday evening south of Warsaw.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies and emergency personnel were sent about 6 p.m. to County Farm Road, south of County Road 350 South.

John J. Etter, 60, of Huntington, was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital in serious condition with hip and chest injuries, the Kosciusko County FACT crash investigation team said Wednesday in a statement.

Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory extricated a passenger who was trapped in the second vehicle, a 2010 GMC pickup. Maxine J. Spangle, 51, of Claypool, was also airlifted to Fort Wayne in serious condition with leg injuries, the statement said.

The pickup’s driver, Gary L. Spangle, 43, of Claypool, had minor injuries, the statement said. Passengers Hunter Haines, 15, and Madison Haines, 14, both of Claypool, were taken to a nearby hospital. The sheriff’s department said each was in stable condition.

The crash investigation team reported that Etter had been driving his car south when it crossed the center line of County Farm Road into the path of Spangle’s truck. Spangle attempted to swerve but could not avoid the car, it said.