Teen driver passing on a hill hits oncoming car head-on; 2 airlifted

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KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Two Wabash drivers were hospitalized after a head-on crash in Kosciusko County early Friday.

The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Packerton Road, 10 miles south of Warsaw.

According to a report from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle Thomas, 18, of Wabash was northbound in a 2005 Buick Rainier when he went to pass another vehicle on a hillcrest. In the process, the Buick struck a southbound 2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by Jessie R. Monroe, 53, of Wabash head-on.

Thomas and Monroe were both airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital after a “lengthy extrication,” the report said. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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