Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Fabius Township.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Becky Sue Elliot, a 42-year-old White Pigeon resident, was attempting to turn east onto Broadway Road from southbound U.S. 131, when she turned in the path of an oncoming vehicle.
The northbound vehicle was driven by 51-year-old David Lee Pyle, of Zeeland.
The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, investigators said.
A Constantine truck driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions following an accident Friday afternoon in the village of Centreville.
According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, Glenn Miller was ticketed after the 12:18 p.m. incident on West Main Street near West Burr Oak Street.
Miller, 63, was driving his rig west on Main Street when he lost control and went off the road in the 300 block of West Main Street. His semi hit a utility pole, resulting in downed power lines.
The semi slid into a parked, unoccupied Oldsmobile Bravada, investigators said.
No injuries were reported.
A full-size pickup truck was reported stolen this week from a residence in White Pigeon Township.
State police investigators said a 2008 Toyota Tundra was taken between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday from a residence in the 1500 block of Lake Road.
The vehicle was parked inside a pole barn and features an extended cab, four doors and is brown or bronze. Its license plate number is BYS7275.
Several vehicles in White Pigeon Township were broken into during the early morning hours Oct. 9.
State police investigators said the vehicles were parked in the 68000 block of Klinger Lake Road.
Access was gained into unlocked vehicles, and a variety of valuables were subsequently taken. A homeowner reported seeing a black car in the area during the time of the incidents.
More than 40 people were on hand Friday to witness the dedication and ceremonial opening of the U.S. 131 Constantine bypass.
Several local residents, village, township, county and state officials joined in the ceremony at the south end of the new bridge spanning the St. Joseph River. Those in attendance witnessed a ceremony by the Constantine Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 35, as well as brief speeches by a number of dignitaries.
Though traffic on the 4.9-mile bypass won’t be on the roadway until the end of the month, Friday’s ceremonial ribbon cutting ensured the celebration took place in sunny weather. Construction on the $18 million bypass started earlier this year and follows what some area residents claim is the culmination of decades of talk regarding the bypass.
Among the speakers were Constantine village manager Mark Honeysett, village president Patricia Weiss, former State Sen. Cameron Brown, former State Rep. Rick Shafer, State Rep. Matt Lori, State Sen. Bruce Caswell and former Constantine village president Ken Oates.
A 17-year-old Sturgis-area resident was airlifted to an Indiana hospital after the vehicle he was driving was struck by an SUV Wednesday in Nottawa Township.
State police said the Sturgis teen was driving north on Nottawa Road around 4:30 p.m. an eastbound vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Three Rivers man failed to stop at the intersection of Findley Road.
The teen was taken to Sturgis Hospital and airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne. His condition was not available.
The Three Rivers man was not injured.