UPDATED 2-17-21

Thoughts and prayers to the Tippecanoe Valley community —

SIDNEY, Indiana – Brendyn Ryan Stump (16) of Akron (Indiana) was critically injured Saturday night after an accident at the corner of Packerton Road and SR 14.

Stump, 16 was taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne by the Parkview Samaritan Air Ambulance and was listed in critical condition, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s office

Stump was heading east on SR 14 in a 2017 Ford Fusion when the car went off the right side of the road and slammed into a utility pole on the passenger side.

The accident happened at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday night.

Fire crews extricated Stump from the vehicle.

Stump is a sophomore at Tippecanoe Valley High School.

The intersection remained closed for an extended period while crews removed the vehicle and repaired the utility pole.

Departments responding to the crash included Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Claypool Police Department, Pierceton Police Department, Silver Lake Police Department, Silver Lake Fire Department, Sidney Fire Department, Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Territory, Parkview EMS, Parkview Samaritan Air Ambulance, Indiana Department of Transportation.