News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow18080.1421.45
Nasdaq5092.0836.02
S&P 5002117.694.76
AEP57.880.98
Comcast59.640.41
GE26.80-0.05
Exelis24.61-0.06
LNC57.32-0.86
Navistar30.160.41
Raytheon108.35-0.2
SDI21.86-0.12
Verizon50.03-0.02

Warsaw motorcyclist killed in Fulton County wreck

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 7:16 am

A Warsaw motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon after a woman turned her SUV into his path.

Thomas Witmer, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck in Fulton County at about 5 p.m.

Investigators said Arissa Grossman, 52, of Akron was at the wheel of a Dodge Journey, eastbound on Fulton County Division Road. She stopped at Indiana 19 and began a turn north onto that state road. Her vehicle was hit in the driver's side by a motorcycle driven by Witmer, who had been headed south on Indiana 19. Witmer was thrown from the motorcycle in the crash.

State Police said that even though Witmer was wearing a helmet, he died from the head injuries caused by the impact.

Grossman was unhurt in the wreck, but she was cited for failing to yield to cross traffic.