Driver crashes into cornerstone off US 33, five passengers injured

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A person driving on US 33 in Noble County in a vehicle with five passengers left the road and struck a concrete cornerstone Friday evening. All five passengers were injured in the crash.

Noble County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene of the crash at US 33 and 50 North. A driver of a Lincoln Navigator crashed into a concrete cornerstone on Friday, December 16.
Noble County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of the crash at US 33 and 50 North. A driver of a Lincoln Navigator crashed into a concrete cornerstone on Friday, December 16.

The Noble County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene in the area of US 33 and 50 North on report of a personal injury accident at 4:20 p.m.

According to a press release from Noble County Sheriff’s Department, an investigation indicated that a person driving a 2003 Lincoln Navigator was traveling north on US 33 with multiple occupants. Witnesses stated that the vehicle was traveling in the northbound lane of US 33, and for an unknown reason left the road. The driver of the Navigator traveled across the center line and struck a concrete cornerstone on the west side of the road.

It appeared as though several occupants were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision, according to the press release.

Two of the passengers were flown to a nearby hospital due to the severity of their injuries. Three other passengers were transported to the hospital by EMS.

The driver tested negative for alcohol or controlled substances.

The Noble County Sheriff’s Departyment was assisted at the scene by Parkview Noble EMS, Whitley County EMS, Sparta Township, Noble Township Fire Department and Ligonier Police Department.