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Car crashes into mailbox, pole, fence and home in Elkhart

ELKHART, Ind. – The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash Sunday morning that resulted in injuries.

Officials say at approximately 4:07 a.m., a 2010 Mazda 3S was traveling southbound on CR 13 north of CR 24 when it veered left of the roadway striking a mailbox, telephone pole, fence and a home.

Following the crash, 29-year-old Mario Hernandez-Veyna of Elkhart, Indiana fled the accident on foot before authorities arrived on scene.

A short time later, Hernandez-Veyna was discovered by a police K9 at a residence nearby.

Hernandez-Veyna suffered non-life threatening head injuries and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

Hernandez was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The Mazda suffered heavy front end fire damage.

The investigation is ongoing with citations pending.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

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