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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:06 am

Two injured in Noble County crash

Two people were injured Tuesday evening as a result of a two-vehicle crash on Indiana 3 at Indiana 8, north of Avilla, Indiana State Police said.

According to Trooper James Bailey, at about 5:50 p.m. a 2004 Dodge passenger car driven by 40-year-old Sarah E. Marker of rural Albion was traveling eastbound on Indiana 8. Marker allegedly disregarded the red light at the intersection of Indiana 3 and drove into the path of a southbound 1990 Honda passenger car driven by 34-year-old Kerry Lee Nelson Jr. of Fort Wayne.

Nelson's vehicle struck Marker's in the front left tire area, and as a result of the crash, both drivers, who were wearing seat belts, complained of chest pain. Nelson also complained of neck pain and was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Marker was transported to Parkview Noble in Kendallville and was also cited for disregarding an automatic signal.

BBB warns about fake safety calls

Consumers in northern Indiana have reported receiving calls from Adult Protective Services. However, these calls are not coming from APS. Calls being reported indicate a person using ?Jenna? or another name says he or she is with APS. The person also says, ?"there have been a lot of break-ins in your area, and we'?re offering something free of charge to protect your home."? Adrianne Gorman, director of APS, said in a news release that ?no APS investigator would ever promise to provide any type of security to a person's home for free or otherwise. APS investigators carry badges that resemble a police badge with ID and welcome people to call law enforcement to the scene if they are uncomfortable with an APS investigator's presence.? If you receive such a call and have concerns, call your local APS at 1-800-992-6978 or 449-7989, or the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-552-4631.

–News-Sentinel staff reports