Drugs, alcohol suspected in crash that hurt 4

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Four people were hurt in a crash in Steuben County on Sunday.

Police and medics were called around 12:40 p.m. to the intersection of S.R. 827 and C.R. 300 North, between Angola and Fremont, on a report of a crash.

According to Indiana State Police, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat was headed west on C.R. 300 North when it crested a hill, ran a stop sign and struck a northbound 2016 Ford Fusion in the right, rear tire area. Police said the Volkswagen was passing another vehicle just before the crash.

State police said the rear axle of the Ford was torn from the vehicle and the entire engine of the Volkswagen was thrown more than 200 feet down the roadway.

The driver of the Volkswagen – 36-year-old Brandon G. Wooster of rural Angola – was pinned in his vehicle and had to be extricated by the Angola Fire Department. He was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford – 25-year-old Ashton J. Davis of Fremont – suffered minor injuries and was also taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, along with passengers Harley M. Cleckner, 27, and 5-year-old son, Alexander E. Cleckner, both of Fremont.  

The conditions of all four are not known.

State police said drugs and alcohol are suspected as being contributing factors in this crash, and toxicology results are pending. The Steuben County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and consider possible charges.

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