Crash kills 1 person, leaves another critically hurt

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (WANE) – One person is dead and another is in critical condition after the driver of a vehicle lost control Friday night.

The Steuben County Sheriff Department said officers were called to Bellefountaine Road just west of Meridan Road near Pleasant Lake around 8:30 p.m.

Investigators said 46-year-old Owen Meyers and 26-year-old Christopher Harman were in the car at the time of the crash. The department said Meyers was speeding and the vehicle went off the road and hit two trees. Officers found Myers dead at the scene. The county coroner said he died of blunt force trauma.

Harman was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Investigators said both victims were not wearing seat belts, but airbags in the vehicle did deploy.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner’s Office, Angola Police Department, Hamilton Police Department, Steuben County EMS, and Steuben Township Fire/Rescue.

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