Angola woman in critical condition after US 20 crash with semi in Steuben County

Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, deputies with the Steuben County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police responded to a crash involving a semi and a pickup truck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and South County Road 600 West in Jackson Township.

Posted: May 4, 2021 3:17 PM
Updated: May 5, 2021 11:41 AM

ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT) — A Tuesday morning crash left a woman with critical injuries after the driver of a pickup truck she was in was hit by a semi-truck while trying to turn cross a road in Steuben County, according to authorities.

Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, deputies with the Steuben County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police responded to a crash involving a semi and a pickup truck.

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The crash was reported at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and South County Road 600 West in Jackson Township, just west of Bass Lake.

Police say when they arrived at the scene, a Chevrolet Avalanche, being driven by 26-year-old Raymond J. Parks of Kendallville was found rolled over on its drivers' side with a woman trapped inside.

The semi involved was found off in the grass on the northside of U.S. 20 just west of the intersection of C.R. 600 W.

Investigators say Parks was driving north on C.R. 600 and was trying to cross the intersection when he did not yield to the semi, being driven by 54-year-old Jose G. Fregoso, of Zephyrhills, Florida, resulting in the crash.

Parks' truck was hit on the passenger side and rolled over.

Police say Parks was reportedly wearing a seat belt and was uninjured, but his passenger 53-year-old Marion M. Pocock of Angola was not wearing a seat belt.

Firefighters had to extricate Pocock from the truck and she was later flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was listed in critical condition with numerous injuries, according to Steuben County deputies.

Fergoso was wearing a seatbelt and reportedly uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation by authorities in Steuben County. 

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