A Rochester man whose car plunged into the icy Tippecanoe River late Wednesday afternoon in Fulton County was pulled safely from the water. DNR officials responded to the Menominee Public Access Site and found Joshua Sexton on top of his car. Officers from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the cause of the crash and believe alcohol may have been a factor. The Rochester Fire Department and Indiana State Police also assisted with the rescue.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.