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May 20, 2012

Minor wreck causes major roll

Driver of Geo Tracker transported to hospital

By Rob Burgess
Tribune night editor

What started as a relatively slight two-vehicle collision left a white-and-turquoise Geo Tracker sitting on its driver’s side a block away just after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Capt. Nick Hedrick of the Kokomo Fire Department said the initial accident occurred at the intersection of West Elm and Washington streets.

Hedrick said the Tracker was headed south on Washington Street when it collided with the front bumper of a maroon Chevrolet Monte Carlo on West Elm Street.

He said it then took a full block for the mini-SUV to take out a fire hydrant and rolling several times, before finally coming to rest in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1152 at the intersection of Washington and West Havens streets.

Hedrick said that when first responders arrived, the driver of Tracker was semi-conscious and was subsequently transported to St. Joseph Hospital.

The occupants of the Monte Carlo suffered no major injuries. The condition of the driver of Tracker was not released as of press time. Kokomo Police, Kokomo Fire Department and Howard County Emergency Management were among the responding agencies.

• Rob Burgess, Tribune night editor, may be reached by calling 765-454-8577 or via email at

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