Marshall County Police released additional information on the fatal crash on U.S. 31 at 18th Road Saturday afternoon at about 4:30. 

Marshall County Central Dispatch received a call of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 31 and 18th Road, south of Argos. Officers arriving and investigating evidence at the scene determined that a Chrysler passenger car being driven by Emily Carr, 17 of Argos was heading eastbound on 18th Road approaching U.S. 31 South.  For an unknown reason, Ms. Carr’s vehicle failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by a white Volkswagen being driven by 28-year-old Jowuana Edmond of Chicago.

Marshall County Coroner was summoned to the scene and determined that Emily had passed away due to injuries sustained in the collision.

Two passengers from the collision were flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, while a 3rd passenger was taken by ambulance also to Memorial Hospital.  The Marshall County police report listed the passengers as 14-year-old Marissa Ballinger of Argos in the Carr vehicle and Omarr Edmond 49 and Erselene Manuel age 70 both of Chicago in the Emond vehicle.  The County Police Report did not detail who was injured in the crash. 

The collision is still under investigation. Argos Fire, Argos EMS, Argos PD, Plymouth EMS, MedFlight, Samaritan, Indiana DNR, and Indiana State Police, all assisted at the scene of the collision.

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