Emergency personnel tend to the driver involved in Tuesday morning's single-vehicle accident on CR 850E, south of CR 200N. The driver was airlifted. Photo by Gary Nieter
Emergency personnel tend to the driver involved in Tuesday morning's single-vehicle accident on CR 850E, south of CR 200N. The driver was airlifted. Photo by Gary Nieter
PIERCETON – Two men were injured in two separate single-vehicle accidents Tuesday morning near or on Adams Road.

Remington Hurd, 19, Pierceton, suffered a head injury and was taken by Lutheran Air to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, according to information from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. His accident occurred at about 9:02 a.m. on CR 850E, north of Adams Road, in the Ridinger Lake area.

Jacob Schlichter, 25, Albion, suffered a non-critical leg injury in his accident at about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday on Adams Road, near EMS R4 Lane. Schlichter was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital by Lutheran EMS.

In the first accident, Kosciusko 911 Communications Center received the report of a rollover crash shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. When deputies arrived at the scene, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee was found to be overturned on the roadway. Hurd had been southbound on CR 850E, approaching Adams Road, and lost control in a curve, according to the KCSO. Hurd was ejected from the Cherokee.

Along with the KCSO, responding agencies to Hurd’s accident included Pierceton and North Webster Fire Departments, Lutheran EMS and Lutheran Air.

Information on the second accident from the KCSO states that while a Pierceton firefighter was responding to an unrelated medical emergency on EMS R4 Lane, he saw a 2009 Chevrolet Impala that had crashed into a tree on Adams Road in the area of EMS R4 Lane.

Additional emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene, including a Lutheran EMS helicopter, which was disregarded.

Preliminary results of the investigation suggest that the Impala, driven by Schlichter, left the road while traveling north through a curve at an unsafe speed, according to the KCSO.

No further information was available, but the accidents remain under investigation.