A two-vehicle crash Monday evening about 10 miles south of Goshen left a Ligonier teen with critical injuries.
Yaritza Pena, 17, was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta westbound on C.R. 52 just after 5:30 p.m. Jeremy Hochstetler, 31, of Cromwell, was driving a 2001 Ford F-350 pickup truck northbound on C.R. 43.
Police say at the C.R. 52/C.R. 43 intersection, there is no stop sign for north/south traffic on C.R. 43. After stopping for the east/west stop sign on C.R. 52, police say Pena pulled out directly in front of Hochstetler, causing a right-angle collision.
Pena was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment of severe head and neck injuries, where she’s listed in critical condition, according to a nursing supervisor.