Police in Kosciusko County are trying to figure out what caused the driver of a pickup truck to veer off the road and hit a tree Monday afternoon in Syracuse.
According to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, the crash took place just before 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of North Huntington Street and West Boston Street.
The driver, Rex C. Lewallen, 53, of Syracuse suffered serious facial and head injuries and was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment. As of Tuesday morning, Lewallen was listed in critical condition.
The Kosciusko County Fatal Team and Syracuse Police was assisted at the scene by members of the Syracuse EMS, Samaritan Air Ambulance, Syracuse Fire Department, and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.