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Elkhart Man Injured In Two Vehicle Crash
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, July 16, 2021

MASON TOWNSHIP – A crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle sent one person to the hospital.

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Department, 72 year old Lon Franklin of Elkhart was driving his motorcycle west on U.S. 12 and approaching the intersection of Tharp Lake Road in Mason Township. As he entered the intersection, a north bound vehicle, driven by 29 year old Sarah Blough of White Pigeon, struck the rear tire of the motorcycle, which went off the highway and into a small field of grass.

Franklin was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Assisting at the scene was the SEPSA Fire and Ambulance Departments. Alcohol may have been a factor in the incident, which is still under investigation.



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