Auburn man in critical condition after his car crashed head-on into a tree

At about 6 p.m. Monday, from Indiana State Police Troopers responded to a report of a serious car crash in the 400 block of County Road 68 in DeKalb County.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 3:05 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 11:37 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) — State police say a man is seriously injured after crashing his car in DeKalb County Monday evening.

At about 6 p.m. Monday, from Indiana State Police Troopers responded to a report of a serious car crash in the 400 block of County Road 68 in DeKalb County.

Troopers said when they arrived to the area they found a brown 2013 Honda Civic that crashed off-road, head-on into a large oak tree.

Police say the driver, identified as 58-year-old Steven Lemmon of Auburn, had multiple serious injuries due to the crash.

Lemmon was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, where he was last listed to be in critical condition according to ISP.

Investigators said Lemmon was initially traveling eastbound on C.R. 68, and for an unknown reason ran off the road nearly 200 feet before crashing into a large oak tree at 458 C.R. 68.

ISP said there was no indication of braking or other evasive action taken by Lemmon before he crashed.

Lemmon was wearing a seatbelt and airbags in his car were deployed.

Police say excessive speed was a factor in the seriousness of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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