GOSHEN Ã¢â‚¬â€ The Elkhart County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate a traffic accident north of Goshen that resulted in two deaths Thursday.
Michael Yeshe, 46, of Goshen, and Rosa Maria Rodriguez-Jaimez, 25, of Goshen, were killed in the crash at 4:50 a.m. on S.R. 15, south of C.R. 126, reported Patrolman Kevin Miller of the Elkhart County SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Department.
Police said Yeshe was southbound in a 1995 Ford Mustang and was traveling at an unsafe speed, considering the wet weather and road conditions. The car crossed the center line for an unknown reason and crashed into a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Rodriguez. Both drivers suffered chest and head injuries.
The Aveo went off the east side of the road and came to rest in a ditch. The Mustang came to rest on S.R. 15 and two more vehicles struck the car before it was knocked off the road into a ditch on the west side. A third vehicle then struck one of the vehicles involved in the second crash.
All three of the vehicles involved in the subsequent crashes were southbound, and none of those drivers were hurt.
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Aug. 5, 1920 - Dec. 7, 2012
ELKHART — Ernest G. Wise, 92, of Elkhart, passed away at Valley View Health Center on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Ernest was born Aug. 5, 1920, to Glendon and Mabel (Taylor) Wise in South Bend. On Dec. 28, 1941, Ernest married Doris D. Hight. She preceded him in death.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army while serving in World War II. He earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Silver Star. Ernest worked for the U.S. Postal Service in vehicle maintenance before retiring in 1983.
He was a deacon and head usher at Calvary Baptist Church. Earnest was previously a Cub Scout leader and an avid hobbyist.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Ann (Rick) Luke of La Mesa, Calif.; two sons, Douglas J. (Becky) Wise of Middlebury and Dennis E. Wise of Elkhart; a brother, Richard Wise of South Bend; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri L. Hook; a brother, Orville G. Wise; three grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Ann Wise.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph VanderWerf will officiate.