Driver injured in DeKalb Co. crash

The driver of a small pickup truck sustained serious injuries in a crash on State Road 8 near SDI Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
The driver of a small pickup truck sustained serious injuries in a crash on State Road 8 near SDI Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – An Auburn man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening.

Emergency personnel responded to State Road 8 near County Road 59 at 6:55 p.m.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Scott Norton, 28, Auburn, was driving east on State Road 8 when he went off the side of the road and over-corrected his small-sized pickup truck.

Investigators said Norton crossed both lanes of travel and went off the road completely. His truck then struck a tree stump which sent the vehicle airborne before landing on the driver’s side door. The vehicle then rolled once before coming to a stop.

The driver of a small pickup truck sustained serious injuries in a crash on State Road 8 near SDI Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
The driver of a small pickup truck sustained serious injuries in a crash on State Road 8 near SDI Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department)

Norton suffered cuts to his head and complained of neck pain. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Investigators said Norton was not wearing his seat belt.

Excessive speed was a likely cause of the crash, according to the sheriff’s department.

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