Crash_US31 at S.Michigan Road 12-15-20 1Tuesday shortly after noon the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle accident at US 31 and south Michigan Road in the southbound lanes with the caller stating there was entrapment.

As Deputy Neal Wallace arrived on the scene Midflight was requested to respond to the Plymouth Airport.

During the investigation into the crash it was stated in the report that 68 year old Laura Melton of Scottsboro, Alabama driving the Hyundai Sonata was traveling southbound in the passing lane of US 31.

Crash_US31 at S.Michigan Road 12-15-20 2The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox identified as 71 year old Stephen Trago of Plymouth was exiting Michigan Road traveling eastbound across the south lanes of US 31 to travel northbound on US 31 when he failed to yield to Melton’s oncoming vehicle.

The impact resulted in Trago’s vehicle being struck in the area of the driver’s door with both vehicles coming to rest partially in the median.

The passenger in Stephen Trago’s vehicle identified as 57 year old Joyce Gerard of Plymouth and Laura Melton was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Crash_US31 at S.Michigan Road 12-15-20 3Medflight was requested to respond to the scene in the southbound lanes of US 31 where Stephen Trago was airlifted to Memorial Hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Plymouth Fire and EMS and the Indiana Conservation Office.