Investigation Launched into crash Involving Elkhart County Sheriff’s Deputy
Indiana State Police are currently investigating a crash that occurred in Elkhart County early Sunday morning, resulting in injuries to a deputy from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office. The incident took place around 1 a.m. when an 18-year-old male driver allegedly crashed his silver 2012 Chevrolet Impala into the deputy’s marked 2020 Dodge Durango.
According to preliminary information provided by ISP, the driver of the Chevrolet Impala was traveling northbound on State Road 15 near County Road 146 when he crossed over the center line and collided with the deputy’s vehicle. The impact caused significant damage to both cars.
The injured deputy was immediately transported to Goshen Hospital for medical treatment. Fortunately, after receiving the necessary care, the deputy was released. On the other hand, the 18-year-old driver sustained more serious injuries and had to be extricated from his vehicle by emergency services. He was subsequently taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment. While his injuries are serious, they are not believed to be life-threatening.
Authorities suspect that alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Toxicology results are currently pending to confirm this suspicion. Once the investigation is concluded, Indiana State Police will hand over the report to the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, who will then determine if any charges should be filed against the 18-year-old driver.
This incident highlights the importance of responsible driving and the potential dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. It serves as a reminder to all motorists to prioritize safety on the roads and to never get behind the wheel while impaired.
The exact circumstances leading up to the crash are still under investigation, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Indiana State Police. The authorities are working diligently to gather all the necessary facts and evidence to ensure a thorough investigation.
We will continue to provide updates on this story as more information becomes available.