One dead after vehicle rollover in DeKalb County

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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. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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