Man runs stop sign, crashes into house

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – After running a stop sign and failing to yield to oncoming traffic, the driver of a vehicle was struck by another vehicle. After being hit, the driver then drove into a yard and crashed into a house.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of the crash at the intersection of CR 68 and CR 327 at approximately 1:20 p.m. Saturday.

An investigation concluded that a man driving a 2014 Jeep Wrangler was traveling westbound on CR 68 approaching the intersection of CR 327. The man ran the stop sign at the intersection and entered into the path of another man driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan. The Caravan was headed southbound on CR 327 when the Wrangler pulled out in front, therefore the Caravan was unable to avoid a collision. The Caravan struck the Wrangler on the passenger side door, according to a press release from DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

The Wrangler continued through the intersection and into a yard and struck a house in the 6000 block of CR 32. The vehicle continued striking the northeast corner of the house before coming to a stop. No one was inside the home during the incident.

The Caravan came to rest on CR 32, facing northwest. Witnesses on the scene said the Wrangler ran a stop sign.

A female passenger of the Wrangler was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital where she was treated and released. She had sustained head and neck injuries. The driver of the Wrangler was cited for disregarding the stop sign at CR 68. The driver of the Caravan was not injured.