On Wednesday, November 29 a Marshall County Grand Jury indicted a Chicago woman for one count of Reckless Homicide as a level 5 felony for an accident on U.S. 31 and 18th Road. The accident killed an Argos teen in 2022.
16-year-old Emily Carr, a junior at Argos High School was killed in the two-vehicle crash at about 4:30 in the afternoon on Saturday, August 20th.
Officers investigating the accident determined that the Chrysler passenger car driven by Emily Carr was eastbound on 18th Road approaching U.S. 31 South. For an unknown reason, she failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by a Volkswagen being driven by 28-year-old Jowuana Edmond of Chicago.
The police report from August 2022 stated that two passengers from the collision were flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, while a 3rd passenger was taken by ambulance 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.
Jowuana Edmond, 29, has been charged with reckless homicide. Court documents released Friday at 4 p.m. state that Edmond was driving at a speed greater than reasonable under the existing conditions and with disregard for the harm coming from that.
Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman says an arrest warrant has not been issued. Edmond has been ordered to appear in Marshall Superior Court I for an initial hearing on Jan. 9, 2024.Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made