Two people injured in serious Kosciusko County car crash

A Whitley County man is in critical condition after being thrown from his vehicle early Sunday morning in Kosciusko County.

Around 12:30 a.m., crews were called to the scene of State Road 14, near Packerton Road.

Jeffery Reiff, 25, of Larwill was found outside his car, and was airlifted to the hospital. His passenger, Brian Lardino, 25, of Silver Lake was taken to the hospital in fair condition.

Investigators say Reiff was traveling eastbound on State Road 14 when his car left the roadway.

He over-corrected, skidded, hitting an embankment and a utility pole, causing the car to roll several times. Police say speed and alcohol were factors.