Three people injured in Miami County crash

MIAMI CO. – Today at approximately 7:50 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Converse Police Department, and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Miami County Roads 850 South and 300 East, in which three people were injured.

The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Jon Cole revealed that David Gabrys, 18, Peru, IN, was driving a 2004 Cadillac SRX west on County Road 850 South approaching a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 300 East.

Evidence indicates the Cadillac stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection striking a southbound 2007 Saturn Ion. The Saturn rolled at least once, ejecting front seat passenger Danelle Schwartz, 12, Peru, IN. Samuel Schwartz, 17, Peru, IN was driving the Saturn. Schwartz was not required to stop and had the right of way.

Tyler Gabrys, 14, Peru, IN a passenger in the Cadillac, was transported, via ambulance, to a local hospital with neck pain. Danelle Schwartz and a backseat passenger in the Saturn, and eight-year-old Micah Schwartz, Peru, IN, were airlifted via medical helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital. Samuel Schwartz and David Gabrys were not injured.

None of the occupants in the Saturn were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

This is an ongoing investigation. At this time, neither the consumption of alcoholic beverages nor narcotics is suspected of contributing to this crash. 

Assisting at the crash scene were the Amboy Fire Department, the Pipe Creek Fire Department, the Converse Police Department, Dukes Hospital EMS, Samaritan, and Lutheran medical helicopters, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, and ISP Lieutenant T.J. Zeiser.