Two men airlifted after Kosciusko Co. rollover crash

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Kosciusko County, Ind. Two men were seriously injured after a pickup truck flipped over in northeast Kosciusko County.

The wreck happened shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, as Javier Lopez, 45, of Cromwell, was heading south on County Road 1000 East. Police say he was approaching County Road 1050 North, when a vehicle that was stopped at that intersection suddenly pulled into his path. Lopez swerved to avoid a collision, but his pickup left the east side of the roadway and rolled over into a soybean field, striking a utility pole and throwing Lopez from the vehicle.

Witnesses told investigators that the other car involved left the scene shortly after the crash.

Lopez was airlifted from the scene to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne with head and leg injuries. He was last listed in critical condition.

His front seat passenger, Miguel Sanchez, 30, of Syracuse, suffered serious leg injuries. He was also flown to Parkview, where he was last reported to be in serious condition.

The Kosciusko County F.A.C.T./crash investigation team was assisted by the Syracuse/Turkey Creek Township E.M.S. & Fire Department, Indiana State Police, and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash remains under investigation.

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