Driver hospitalized after car leaves road strikes fence, tree
According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 1:20 a.m. in the 69000 block of South River Road in Cass County.
Authorities say 34-year-old Joshua Lee Austin of Hudson, Indiana was traveling southbound on South River Road when he failed to round a curve.
After leaving the roadway, Austin struck a chain link fence and tree.
As a result of the crash, Austin suffered an injury to the head and was taken to Elkhart General Hospital by Porter Township Ambulance.
Officials say a seatbelt was not worn at the time of the crash and alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor.
The case is under investigation.
Porter EMS and Porter Fire Department assisted at the scene.