WARREN, Ind. (WANE) – Two people are lucky to be alive, after the pickup truck they were in crashed into the Salamonie River.
It happened shortly before 11:30 Thursday night, just outside Warren. Indiana State Police say the driver lost control for some reason near the intersection of County Road 900 South and Belleville Road, and went off the road. The pickup ended up upside-down in the river.
A male and a female were in the truck when it crashed. Police have not released their names or said who was driving. Both people involved were able to walk away from the accident, but were taken to a hospital as a precaution.
“From the evidence at the scene, it appears that speed was a factor and also alcohol, from after accident investigation,” said Trooper Joshua Thrasher from the Indiana State Police.
Diesel fuel leaked from the truck’s 100-gallon tank while it was in the water. A hazmat team was called in to place an absorbent sock down-river to help remove the fuel from the water. Authorities say the tank appeared to be almost empty at the time of the crash.