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Crash in Fulton Co. injures 7

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – On Friday, police responded to a three-vehicle crash in Fulton County that sent seven people to the hospital.

It happened late Friday afternoon on Old U.S. 31 when a Ford truck driven by 62-year-old Kent Reed of Galveston pulled into the path into the path of a car driven by 28-year-old Latasha Ashley of Michigan City.

Reed’s truck struck Ashley’s car and spun, hitting a Jeep driven by 32-year-old Andrew Draper of Rochester. Draper was stopped at the intersection of Southway 31 and Old U.S. 31 at the time.

After being hit by Reed’s truck, Ashley’s car rolled several times. She and her four passengers were taken to a Fort Wayne hospital. Their injuries were not reported to be life-threatening.

Both Reed and a passenger in his truck were taken to a Fort Wayne hospital and a Rochester hospital, respectively. Their injuries were also reported to be not life-threatening.

Police say that the injuries could have been worse had all involved in the crash not been wearing seat belts.

Alcohol and narcotics are not believed to have been involved in the crash.

ISP was assisted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Rochester Fire Department, Samaritan Helicopter, and Woodlawn EMS.