Alcohol possibly a factor in crash that hospitalized two teens

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in a Steuben County crash Saturday that involved three people, including two 14-year-olds who were hospitalized after their vehicle rolled over several times.

Officers were called to CR 400 W in the area of CR 600 S at 6:00 a.m. on report of the crash, according to a press release from Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.

An investigation concluded that a man was operating a 2003 Ford Explorer northbound on 400 W when for an unknown reason he drove off the east side of the road. The man overcorrected bringing the vehicle back onto the road causing the vehicle to slide off to the west side of the road and colliding with an embankment. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest, the press release said.

The man and two 14-year-olds from Angola were transported to a Fort Wayne hospital.

The press release indicated it is possible all occupants were also not wearing seatbelts.

The crash is under investigation.