News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow16912.11-70.48
Nasdaq4442.70-2.21
S&P 5001969.95-8.96
AEP54.09-0.56
Comcast54.990.26
GE25.45-0.14
ITT Exelis16.91-0.18
LNC52.21-0.69
Navistar36.50-0.27
Raytheon92.49-0.79
SDI21.44-0.23
Verizon51.970.39

1 dead, 1 injured in 3-car DeKalb County crash

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:53 pm

An Ohio woman died and a DeKalb County man was injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle crash north of Waterloo.

Police believe 48-year-old Saralee A. Handy, of Edon, Ohio, was driving her Ford Focus northeast on Indiana 427, just east of County Road 39, at about 7:42 a.m. when her car veered sharply to the left into southwest-bound traffic, according to a statement issued by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

A 60-year-old Hamilton man, who was traveling southwest in a Ford Ranger pickup, told police he saw the car enter his lane and tried to avoid hitting it by going into a roadside ditch. The two vehicles collided, with the pickup coming to rest on the right side of the road, the statement said.

Handy's car, meanwhile, spun counter-clockwise and came to rest in the southwest-bound lane, where a Chevrolet Blazer with a tow bar struck her car in the rear, the statement said.

Handy sustained fatal internal injuries. The 60-year-old Hamilton man was hospitalized with a compound fracture in his right lower leg or ankle, while the third driver, a 44-year-old Angola man, was unhurt, the statement said.