KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a crash Saturday evening in DeKalb County that killed one person and left another seriously injured. According to Indiana State Police, a man was headed east on State Road 4 near Hudson around 11 p.m., when his vehicle went off the road, hit a tree and rolled over.
When the vehicle flipped over, the driver, Noe Munoz-Rubio, 24, of Orland was wearing his seat belt and had to be extracted by the Ashely Fire Department. Munoz-Rubio’s passenger, Christopher J. Hatch, 24, of Kendallville was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The Dekalb County Coroner pronounced Hatch dead at the scene.
Munoz-Rubio was then taken by a medical helicopter to a hospital in Fort Wayne and is listed in serious condition as of 9 a.m. Sunday.
Police are investigating this incident. Officers believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.