2 injured in head-on crash in DeKalb County

The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. near the 100 block of County Road 56.

Posted: Jul 11, 2020 10:08 AM

LAOTTO, Ind. (WFFT) – Two people were injured Friday evening after a head-on crash in DeKalb County.

The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. near the 100 block of County Road 56.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies say a 1994 Chevrolet pickup was heading west ran off the road, into a ditch and into the eastbound lane.

Deputies say a 1999 Dodge Intrepid was heading east and approaching a hillcrest when it collided with the pickup truck.

Deputies say the driver of the Intrepid, a 47-year-old woman from Ligonier, and the passenger, a 53-year-old man from Laotto, were taken to the hospital.

The driver of the pickup, a 36-year-old man from Laotto, refused medical treatment, deputies say.

They say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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