Plymouth Police investigated a four-vehicle chain-reaction accident on U.S. 30 at Oak Drive Tuesday morning at 9:23. 

Officer Balsley was the investigating officer and reported that a 2018 Freightliner operated by Dijon Fitch, 37, of Indianapolis was traveling west on U.S. 30 when he struck the rear of a 2016 Kenworth semi operated by Jason Bergner, 35 of Knox.  The impact caused Bergner’s vehicle to collide with the rear of a 2001 GMC Sonoma which was driven by 39-year-old Justin Blankenship of Kendallville and that impact caused his vehicle to collide with the rear of a 2005 International operated by Caleb Love, 34, of Bryan, OH.

The police report indicates that the three vehicles were stopped at the red light at the time of the collision initiated by Fitch’s Freightliner. 

Mr. Fitch told Officer Balsley that his brakes failed.

Mr. Bergner was transported by Plymouth Fire to St. Joe Hospital in Plymouth and the stopped vehicles were towed from the scene of the accident. 

Plymouth Police were assisted at the scene by Plymouth Fire and EMS and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

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